Magnitude 1.3 - 28 miles SW of Venetie

May 22, 2023 19:25:20 AKDT (May 23, 2023 03:25:20 UTC)
66.8455°N 147.3643°W    Depth 10.0 miles (16 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.