Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Yukon, Alaska, northern B.C.

A screenshot from a video posted on Periscope this morning in Whitehorse after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. (Periscope)

By CBC News, May 1, 2017 

Quake strikes 85 kilometres northwest of Skagway, Alaska, USGS says

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Yukon and Alaska at about 5:30 a.m. local time today, causing power outages and shaking people awake.

The quake hit in British Columbia’s far northwest, near the B.C./Yukon border, about 85 kilometres northwest of Skagway, Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Many people in Whitehorse are in the dark. Residents told CBC that they were falling out of their beds and dishes were coming down from shelves.

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