As aftershocks continue to rumble in Alaska from a major quake that hit late last year, an earthquake also struck along the border between British Columbia and Alaska yesterday.
At 9:36 p.m. on August 29, the quake hit the Alaska Panhandle area and the northwestern-most corner of B.C.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s preliminary report stated it was a 4.0-magnitude seismic event but later reassessed it as 3.8-magnitude.
It was a very shallow quake, at a depth of merely two kilometres (one mile).
The epicenter was located 63 kilometres (39 miles) southwest of Convenant Life, Alaska, 167 kilometres (103 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska, and 211 kilometres (131 southwest) of Whitehorse, Yukon.
This one followed a 4.1-magnitude quake that struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (26 miles) with an epicentre located 15 kilometres (9 miles) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, on August 28.
The Alaska Earthquake Center stated that it was an aftershock from the major 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018. Prior to this one, the last aftershock over 4.0-magnitude occurred on August 5 near Big Lake, Alaska.
Meanwhile recently in the area, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Panhandle on August 13.
South of the border, a 6.3-magnitude quake hit off the coast of Oregon yesterday.