Magnitude 5.8 quake hits in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada: USGS

Sun Jan 8, 2017 7:21pm EST
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Sunday.

The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 km) and was centered 55 miles (89 km)

southeast of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)