Magnitude 3.0 - 41 miles S of Kaktovik

November 19, 2022 20:10:46 AKST (November 20, 2022 05:10:46 UTC)
69.5434°N 143.9814°W    Depth 4.1 miles (6 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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