Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Nunavut territory in far northern Canada

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada.PHOTO: USGS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Nunavut territory in far northern Canada, the US Geological Survey reported on Sunday (Jan 8).

The quake, originally measured at magnitude 6.4, hit at a depth of 19km and was centred 89km south-east of Resolute in the thinly populated territory, the USGS said.