5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near the Yukon, B.C., Alaska border Saturday

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near the border between Yukon, B.C., and Alaska Saturday afternoon, Earthquakes Canada reports.

Shaking reported in Whitehorse, 116 kilometres away, but no damage reported

The 5.1-magnitude quake struck near the border between Yukon, B.C., and Alaska Saturday afternoon, Earthquakes Canada reports. (Earthquakes Canada / Natural Resources Canada )

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between Yukon, B.C., and Alaska Saturday afternoon, Earthquakes Canada reports.

The quake happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. PT about 87 kilometres northwest of Skagway, Alaska and 116 kilometres southwest of Whitehorse.

People in Whitehorse reported some shaking Saturday, but there have not been any reports of damage.

Earthquakes Canada — which is part of Natural Resources Canada — says this quake would not be expected to cause significant damages. 

In May, a pair of earthquakes struck the region, with a Whitehorse school and office building closing because of the damage in those quakes. 

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