Earthquake shakes Alaska Panhandle near northwestern B.C. and Yukon

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      An earthquake reported as felt struck the Alaska Panhandle near northwestern British Columbia and south of the Yukon earlier today.

      It hit at 1:42 a.m (Vancouver time) this morning (February 8).

      Initially reported as 4.5-magnitude based on preliminary measurements, it was later reassessed as 4.3-magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey.

      At a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), the epicentre was located 91 kilometres (56 miles) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska; 241 kilometres (150 miles) southwest of Whitehorse, Yukon; and 245 kilometres (152 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

      According to Earthquakes Canada, although there were no reports of damage, it was reported as felt in Yakutat and Juneau.

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