STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS SOUTHEAST ALASKA

Juneau, – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck about 60 miles northwest of Haines on Monday and was felt across hundreds of miles of Southeast Alaska and northwest Canada.

Many aftershocks followed, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, 52 miles west-northwest of Skagway, almost two hours after the initial quake.

The initial quake was centered near Kelsall Lake, British Columbia, and was felt as far away as Petersburg, about 250 miles to the southeast, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

There were no immediate reports of damage in Alaska cities from the initial quake and aftershocks. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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