More earthquakes occur in Alaska Panhandle near Yukon border

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      The earth was unsettled in the Alaska Panhandle near the Yukon border this weekend.

      On September 7, an earthquake rumbled at 9:30 p.m.

      Both the U.S. Geological Survey and Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.5-magnitude quake (the U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as 4.6-magnitude before reassessment).

      The epicenter, at a depth of 15 kilometres (nine miles), was located 74 kilometres (46 miles) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska; 315 kilometres (195 miles) southwest of Whitehorse, Yukon; and 403 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

      According to Earthquakes Canada, there weren’t any reports of damage and none were expected.

      The U.S. Tsunami Warning stated that there wasn’t a tsunami threat from this quake.

      A 2.9-magnitude quake followed in the same area on September 8.
      U.S. Geological Survey

      It was followed by a 2.9-magnitude quake that hit the same area at 2:41 p.m. on September 8, at a depth of three kilometres (two miles), in the same area.

      This one was located 51 kilometres (32 miles) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska; 291 kilometres (181 miles) southwest of Yukon, Alaska; and 374 kilometres (233 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

      Other earthquakes have occurred the area in recent weeks.

      A 5.0-magnitude quake hit near the B.C.–Alaska border on August 31. 

      Meanwhile, aftershocks from the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, in November 2018 have continued on, with a 4.1-magnitude tremblor striking near Anchorage on August 28 and a 3.8-magnitude quake in the Alaska Panhandle near the B.C.–Alaska border on August 29.

      An offshore 4.6-magnitude quake hit off the coast of the Alaska Panhandle on August 13.

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