Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes remote region of Alaska
Prelim M6.2 earthquake Southeastern Alaska May-1 12:31 UTC, updates https://t.co/pi1Bd7j8N7— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) May 1, 2017
The quake struck a remote area of ‘The Last Frontier’ at approximately 4:30am local time at a depth of 1.3 miles (2.2 kilometers), reports the USGS.
According to a number of witness testimonies, the quake was felt in city of Whitehorse, the largest city in northern Canada and the only city in the Yukon. “Was in bed and woken up by violent shaking. Power is out,”said one witness.