Magnitude 1.0 - 38 miles E of Wiseman

November 18, 2022 19:18:41 AKST (November 19, 2022 04:18:41 UTC)
67.5694°N 148.7154°W    Depth 3.3 miles (5 km)

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.

Contributed by:
1Alaska Earthquake Center
2USGS National Earthquake Information Center
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