Magnitude 0.7 - 34 miles NW of Stevens Village

May 18, 2023 09:01:07 AKDT (May 18, 2023 17:01:07 UTC)
66.3842°N 149.8448°W    Depth 10.7 miles (17 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.