Earthquake in Central Alaska felt as far south as Vancouver Island

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      An inland quake rumbled in Central Alaska last night and was felt as far away as southwestern British Columbia.

      It struck at 9:56 p.m. on September 13 Anchorage time (10:56 p.m. Vancouver time). 

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.8-magnitude quake while the Alaska Earthquake Centre reported it as 4.9-magnitude.

      At a depth of nine kilometres (six miles), the epicentre was located 22 kilometres (13 miles) east of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska; 47 kilometres (29 miles) southeast of Badger, Alaska; 56 kilometres (35 miles) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 736 kilometres (456 miles) northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon.

      According to the Alaska Earthquake Centre, the quake was felt throughout various parts of the state, including in Anchorage, Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, and Chugiak—and even in Victoria here in British Columbia. 

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