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Quake near Canada border jolts Yukon, southeast Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in

nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no apparent damage.

Kathryn Carl, a teacher in the Alaska village of Klukwan about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the epicenter, said the magnitude 6.2 quake shook her awake at 4:30 a.m. Carl thought her 80-pound Karelian bear dog had jumped on the bed.

“She was sitting there,” Carl said. “She knew about it before we did.”

A series of aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.3 quake at 6:18 a.m., kept Carl from getting a restful night’s sleep...

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