Magnitude 1.4 - 51 miles NE of Kobuk

May 14, 2022 06:36:37 AKDT (May 14, 2022 14:36:37 UTC)
67.3928°N 155.4309°W    Depth 0.1 miles (0 km)

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist

Tectonic Setting of the Brooks Range

Seismicity 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.