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Quake rattles Alaska, Canada border area

By AFP   |   01 May 2017   |   2:48 pm  

Photo illustration of a seismograph reading. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck a remote border area between Canada and southeastern Alaska Monday, the US Geological Survey reported. (AFP Photo/Frederick Florin)

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck a remote border area between Canada and southeastern Alaska Monday, the US Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks with the strongest registering 5.2, according to the agency.

The USGS put the quake’s epicenter inside Canada’s Yukon Territory in a wilderness preserve 83 kilometers (52 miles) northwest of Skagway, Alaska.

USGS said it struck at 12:31 GMT at a depth of 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles).

The agency initially measured the quake’s intensity at 6.5, but later revised it to 6.2. It also revised the depth from an initial reading of 0.1 kilometers (0.06 miles).

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