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5.0 earthquake rattles Southeast Alaska and Yukon

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 31, 2019
  • Published August 31, 2019

An earthquake centered in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve shook the northern portion of Southeast Alaska and the Yukon Saturday evening. It was felt throughout the region, from Whitehorse to Sitka.

The quake, at 8:32 p.m., had a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 and was about a mile beneath the north end of Tarr Inlet within the national park, 54 miles west of Haines, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It was about 100 miles northwest of Juneau.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer said there was no tsunami danger.

No damage was immediately reported, but according to social media accounts, it was felt as far away as Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon.