Strong 6.2 magnitude natural disaster jolts parts of Yukon and northwestern BC

Seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts USA

It shook British Columbia and southeast Alaska at 5:31 a.m.

A shallow 6.2 magnitude quake struck north-west British Columbia, near the border with Alaska.

The large aftershock struck within a few miles. Nonetheless, it was a literal wake up call, for people in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska.

"I haven't left my house, but most of the homes around here are maximum two storeys, and in Carcross there are no real tall structures and I think everything can handle a decent little shake". Additionally, the Global Earthquake Activity Rate (GEAR) model shows that the location of the quakes is susceptible to M=6.0-6.25 events.

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This morning's two earthquakes were magnitude 6.2 and 6.3, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. One of the more famous aspects of the 2002 Denali fault natural disaster is that the rupture area crossed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which carries 17% of the USA domestic oil supply.

"In regions where the tectonic plates come together, the earthquakes are more violent and more common", he said.

"We've lived with earthquakes forever", Revenaugh said.

No major damage has been reported.

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Alaska and western Canada are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. "They were very shallow in the earth which makes the shaking much stronger".

"I know it was felt quite strongly in Whitehorse, and there was a lot of shaking that went on for probably about thirty seconds".

According to responses on the U.S. Geological Survey's website, residents as far south as Petersburg reported feeling the earthquakes.

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