Two minor seismic events rattled the Alaskan panhandle on a recent Friday night, in close proximity to the border with British Columbia. Earthquakes Canada reported that the initial earthquake occurred at 8 p.m. and had a magnitude of 4.7.
Its precise coordinates were 169 kilometers southwest of Whitehorse and 50 kilometers west-southwest of Skagway, Alaska. Shortly after, at 8:45 p.m., a second quake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck. This earthquake’s epicenter was situated 180 kilometers southwest of Whitehorse and 63 kilometers west-southwest of Skagway, Alaska.
Both quakes were recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers and occurred approximately 150 kilometers northwest of Juneau, the capital city of Alaska.
Thankfully, there have been no reports of damage or injuries resulting from either of these seismic events, and experts do not anticipate any such outcomes.