Magnitude 1.6 - 62 miles N of Ambler
April 7, 2021 20:40:25 AKDT
67.9719°N 157.5898°W Depth 0.0 miles
Tectonic Setting of the Brooks RangeSeismicity in the Brooks Range is characterized by intraplate earthquakes associated with mountain
building and crustal reorganization. A broad earthquake band extends from northeast of the Brooks
Range toward the Beaufort Sea. Earthquake source mechanisms comprise a mixture of strike-slip and
normal faulting events, indicative of north-northwest compression and northeast extension. Together
with the North Slope, this seismic zone produces a few magnitude 4-5 earthquakes per year.