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.
The cliffs near Canadian Tire in #Whitehorse. Photo: Angie Dickson. #Yukon #earthquake pic.twitter.com/SkyStlDKXm
— Tim Kucharuk (@TimKucharuk) May 1, 2017
This is one earthquake aftershock from my office in #Whitehorse #Yukon pic.twitter.com/TGw8hFFd7B
— Karen Vallevand (@cbcnorthkv) May 1, 2017
A pair of Earthquakes rocked us this morning, A quick tidy & open for business as usual. #yukon #earthquake #canada #tidyup #toys #canada pic.twitter.com/ZmKL6q2i9T
— Angellina's (@YukonKids) May 1, 2017
Canada's Govt Ops Centre closely monitoring earthquake near Whitehorse – on standby to help as required. Stay safe everyone.
— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) May 1, 2017
Officials are advising caution as damage is being assessed.