Magnitude 4.3 - 77 miles N of Atka

May 16, 2023 09:11:28 AKDT (May 16, 2023 17:11:28 UTC)
53.2934°N 173.8636°W    Depth 144.2 miles (233 km)

No reports of this event being felt have been received at this time.

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist

Tectonic Setting of the Bering Sea

The northern part of the Bering Sea includes a wide, diffuse zone of seismicity extending from western Alaska across the Bering Strait into eastern Russia. This zone is believed to mark the northern boundary of the Bering microplate. The central region of the Bering Sea is virtually aseismic. The southern edge is marked by the Aleutian Archipelago, where seismicity is associated with ongoing subduction processes. The largest recorded earthquake in the Bering Sea, of magnitude 6.6, occurred in 1991 and was located 160 miles southwest of St. Mathew Island. In 2010, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred about 150 miles northwest of the 1991 earthquake.