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A powerful earthquake that struck Alaska early Wednesday was strong enough to wake residents in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Alaska earthquake strongly felt in Whitehorse, Yukon early Wednesday

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    Andrea Bagley
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    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:09 AM - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook a remote part of southern Alaska early Wednesday.

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the shallow quake hit about 70 km west of Haines, Alaska, in a large natural area near the Glacial Bay National Park and about six hours north of Juneau.

    The shaking was strong enough to wake some Yukoners about 200 km away on Wednesday, with several residents taking to Twitter to say they felt the quake in Whitehorse.

    Some reported buildings "swaying and shifting" while others noticed the "water sloshing in a water tank."

    The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat following the morning earthquake.

    There have also been no immediate reports of damage or injury, but the shaking was felt over a wide swath of southcentral Alaska.

    Did you feel the quake? Let us know in the comments section below.

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