WHITEHORSE-The U.S. Geological Survey reports more than 100 aftershocks, including almost a dozen early this morning, have rumbled across the Alaska Panhandle, southern Yukon and parts of northwestern British Columbia. At a magnitude of 6.2, the temblor hit northwest of Mosquito Lake, a hamlet with a population of about 300. There have been no reports of damage or any injuries.
Michael West, another seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center said earlier this morning that it's important to remember the Denali Fault spans all the way from mainland Alaska to Southeast. The second came at 14:18 GMT at a depth of 10 kilometers.
"We were shaken violently out of bed", Stanford said. Quakes that measure six in magnitude or higher are generally considered large, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The tremors knocked out power to about 8,000 people in Whitehorse and closed three schools, but officials said there was no damage to critical infrastructure.
Luann Baker-Johnson, who owns a glass-blowing studio, said she jumped in her auto after feeling the first quake so she could get to her studio and assess the damage. Other aftershocks ranged from magnitudes 2 to 5.
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The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.2-magnitude quake just after 5:30 a.m.
The quake was followed by multiple aftershocks Monday morning, including a quake that the USGS says was even larger.
Vaughan said the shallow initial quake had the potential to cause damage but the remote location dropped the chances of major problems.
According to responses on the U.S. Geological Survey's website, residents as far south as Petersburg reported feeling the earthquakes.