Magnitude 1.1 - 2 miles E of Venetie

May 17, 2023 03:23:45 AKDT (May 17, 2023 11:23:45 UTC)
67.0180°N 146.3394°W    Depth 12.3 miles (19 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.