Another earthquake strikes Alaska Panhandle near B.C.–Alaska border

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      While aftershocks have continued to reverberate across Alaska from a major earthquake that struck in November 2018, only days after a quake hit on the B.C.–Alaska border, a second larger one has followed.

      The tremblor hit at 9:32 p.m. on August 31 at a shallow depth of three kilometres (two miles).

      The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as 5.2-magnitude before reassessing it as 5.0-magnitude.

      The epicentre was located 64 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Covenant Life, Alaska; 82 kilometres (51 miles) west of Haines, Alaska; and 168 kilometres (104 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

      According to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, there was no tsunami danger from this quake.

      Although it was reported being felt in the state capital of Juneau, there weren’t any reports of damage.

      This quake follows a 3.8-magnitude quake in the same area on August 29.

      Meanwhile, aftershocks, such as a 4.1-magnitude quake on August 28, are continuing on in Alaska from the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck near Anchorage on November 30, 2018.

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