Magnitude 1.4 - 12 miles SE of Venetie

May 17, 2023 15:19:11 AKDT (May 17, 2023 23:19:11 UTC)
66.8431°N 146.2424°W    Depth 6.8 miles (11 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.