Mild earthquake hits Alaska Panhandle near B.C. and Yukon borders

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      A mild earthquake hit the Alaska Panhandle in an area in proximity to the British Columbian and Yukon borders last night.

      The 4.0-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 3.8 kilometres at 8:44 p.m. on August 17.

      The epicentre, located at 58.9 degrees north and 136.4 degrees west, was 138 kilometres northwest of Juneau, Alaska; 206 kilometres southwest of Whitehorse, Yukon; and 640 kilometres northwest of Prince Rupert, B.C.

      Meanwhile on August 10, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore near Haida Gwaii.