Magnitude 1.3 - 14 miles NW of Brevig Mission

May 15, 2023 08:08:18 AKDT (May 15, 2023 16:08:18 UTC)
65.5157°N 166.7029°W    Depth 5.9 miles (9 km)

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist

Tectonic Setting of Northwest Alaska

A wide, diffuse zone of seismicity extends from northwest Alaska across the Bering Strait into eastern Russia. This zone is believed to mark the northern boundary of the Bering microplate. Moderate-to-large normal faulting and strike-slip events have occurred in this region, including on the Seward Peninsula. The largest of these events was the 1958 M7.3 Huslia Earthquake. It was a normal faulting event that produced extensive failures in unconsolidated surficial deposits within a northeast-striking zone. In 2014, a vigorous earthquake swarm was recorded about 25 miles (40 km) north of Noatak on the Lisburne Peninsula.