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 a 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.
These early morning earthquakes really mess with sleep patterns. Been up since 4am.— Curtis Shaw (@curtis_shaw) July 25, 2014
Just woken up by an eartquake, wonder how big that one was, quite the shaker.— Sylvie Leonard (@YukonSylvie) July 25, 2014
Aaanddd awoken by another earthquake in Whitehorse. #Yukon— Luke DeCoste (@lukedecoste) July 25, 2014
Was that another early wake up call from mother nature in the form of an earthquake? #Whitehorse— Tim Kucharuk (@TimKucharuk) July 25, 2014
Another day, another earthquake. #Whitehorse— The Shlaay (@TheShlaay) July 25, 2014