Light earthquake strikes southern Yukon near B.C. border

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      An earthquake struck southern Yukon at 8:36 a.m. today (April 3).

      The epicentre was located near the B.C. and Alaska borders. According to Earthquakes Canada, it was 23 kilometres (14 miles) west of Haines Junction, Yukon, and 152 kilometres (94 miles) west of Whitehorse, Yukon.

      The U.S. Geological Survey reported it as a 4.3-magnitude quake at a depth of 5 kilometres (3 miles) while Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.1-magnitude seismic event at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

      Earthquakes Canada stated that no damage was reported.

      On May 1, 2017, a succession of quakes struck the region, including ones that measured 6.2-, 5.2-, and 6.3-magnitude.

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