6.2 magnitude earthquake rattles northern B.C.

Two 6+ magnitude earthquakes hit Yukon and Alaska
WATCH: Two powerful earthquakes and dozens of aftershocks have rattled parts of Yukon, BC and Alaska. A 6.2 magnitude quake was followed soon after by a 6.3 magnitude tremor. No one was hurt, but as Robin Gill reports, the earthquakes are making people very nervous.

Residents of northern B.C. were woken early Monday morning by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake also struck in the same region at 7:18 a.m. PT.

The first large earthquake struck at 5:31 a.m. PT and was felt in areas such as Whitehorse and Carcross, which are in the Yukon.

The epicentre is located in B.C., about 729 kilometres east of Anchorage, Alaska. It appears it struck in Tatshenshini – Alsek Park, northwest of Skagway, Alaska.

The second earthquake hit at 84 kilometres west northwest of Skagway, Alaska.

There have also been multiple aftershocks, with magnitudes of between 2.5 and 5.2.

WATCH: Whitehorse resident Rick Ladd describes the earthquake this morning

Earthquake strikes northern B.C.
Earthquake strikes northern B.C.

According to some posts on Twitter, some parts of Whitehorse do not have power at this time. There have been no reports of damage or any injuries.

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Yukon resident Rick Ladd told Global News it sounded like his house had been hit by a big truck.

“Then the building started to just move, it was shaking bad. I looked out my front window, I have a view of the Clay Cliffs here, we’re kind of down in a little valley, in Whitehorse here and I saw part of the cliff come down.”

“That was the strongest one I’ve ever felt up here and I’ve lived here since 1964.”