During the month of January 2022, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported 3809 earthquakes within the state. The largest event was magnitude 6.8 that occurred on January 11 at 02:35:44 AKST (January 11, 11:35:44 UTC) in Fox Islands, 64 miles SE of Nikolski. It was followed by about 350 aftershock by the end of  January. A M6.2 earthquake occurred also at Unalaska. Some earthquakes of M4.0-5.2 were recorded  in Rat Islands. Two events of M5.1 and 4.6 were recorded in Cook Inlet. The largest earthquake in mainland was a M5.2 in southeast, 53 miles NE of Icy Bay. We continued to monitor ongoing seismic activity withing Anchorage, Kaktovik, Offshore Kodiak, Simeonof-Chignik and Purcell Mountains aftershock sequences. There was a cluster of M2.0-2.5 icequakes recorded at Brady Glacier as well as glacial events in the Prince William Sound.  Seventeen earthquakes were reported as felt.


Magnitude 6.8, 64 miles SE of Nikolski, January 11 02:35:44 AKST
Magnitude 6.5, 32 miles SE of Nikolski, January 11 03:39:36 AKST
Magnitude 6.2, 50 miles S of Unalaska, January 21 20:17:04 AKST
Magnitude 5.8, 52 miles SE of Nikolski, January 11 03:53:46 AKST
Magnitude 5.4, 69 miles SE of Nikolski, January 11 02:45:52 AKST
Magnitude 5.2, 53 miles NE of Icy Bay, January 7 23:16:44 AKST
Magnitude 5.2, 4 miles S of Segula Peak, January 11 16:48:02 AKST
Magnitude 5.1, 54 miles SE of Amchitka, January 12 16:46:00 AKST
Magnitude 5.1, 18 miles SE of Redoubt Volcano, January 20 20:18:26 AKST
Magnitude 5.0, 50 miles S of Unalaska, January 23 21:09:21 AKST

This report was compiled by kozyreva

The data in this report are preliminary and subject to revision. The earthquake parameters have been determined by the AEC, with supplemental data provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center. The data are released on the condition that none of the cooperating agencies may be held liable for any damaged resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

For more information on earthquakes and seismology, contact the AEC at 907-474-7320.