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

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      Another earthquake greater than 4.0-magnitude rumbled this morning in the Alaska Panhandle near northwestern British Columbia and southwestern Yukon. 

      It occurred at 4:10 a.m. today (February 24).

      Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.3-magnitude temblor. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it as 4.3-magnitude, based on preliminary measurements, but reassessed it as 4.2-magnitude.

      It was a shallow seismic event, with a depth of only three kilometres (two miles).

      The epicentre was located 90 kilometres (56 miles) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska; 238 kilometres (148 miles) southwest of Whitehorse, Yukon; and 246 kilometres (153 miles) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

      Earthquakes Canada stated that there weren’t any reports of damage and none are expected.