Earthquake hits Yukon, Alaska, and Northern B.C.

mag 6.3 earthquake yukon

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Northern British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska at 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning, causing power outages in Whitehorse.

“There was no wind, but then it started shaking pretty violently. Nothing fell, but things did rumble and vibrate,” Sheldon Miller told CBC. “It was kind of scary.”

A large aftershock hit Northern B.C. at about 7:20 a.m., registering as a magnitude 6.3.

Officials are advising caution as damage is being assessed.