5.9 magnitude Gulf of Alaska earthquake rocks Yukoners again

An earthquake with a magnitude 5.9 near Elfin Cove, Alaska woke up many people in Whitehorse just before 5 a.m. MT this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It follows a 5.7 magnitude earthquake June 4, at almost exactly the same time of day, in same area

An earthquake with a magnitude 5.9 about 150 kilometres southwest of Haines, Alaska woke up many people in Whitehorse at 4:54 MT this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Many Yukoners got a similar wake-up when 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck about 73 kilometres southwest of Haines at almost exactly the same time of day on June 4. 

That event was followed by aftershocks.

The U.S. Geological Survey warns on its website that the same thing could happen this time.

Several people went on Twitter to record their observations.

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