Monday quake shakes islanders awake

  • Jan. 14, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Aftershocks are continuing to shake Haida Gwaii following the large Jan. 5 earthquake off the coast of southeastern Alaska. A particularly strong one was felt by many islanders first thing Monday morning (Jan. 14). Occurring just before 7 am, the quake was tagged with magnitude 5.6 by Earthquakes Canada, and magnitude 5.4 by the US Geological Service. It did not trigger a tsunami concern, and no damage was reported. The quake occurred in the same spot as the larger tremor, about 200 km north and west of Masset.