Southwestern Yukon hit by light earthquake near Alaskan border

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      A light earthquake occurred in Yukon Territory, in proximity to the Alaskan and B.C. borders, early this afternoon (May 15).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.1-magnitude quake that struck at 12:31 p.m. (Pacific time).

      The epicentre, located at a depth of 1.7 kilometres (one mile), was positioned 299 kilometres (186 miles) away from Whitehorse, Yukon, and 468 kilometres (291 miles) away from Juneau, Alaska.

      The seismically active region experienced two earthquakes of similar magnitude last month, including a 4.2-magnitude quake on April 12 and a 4.3-magnitude quake on April 3.

      A series of larger quakes, ranging from 5.2- to 6.3-magnitude, shook the region in May 2017.