Magnitude 1.5 - 33 miles N of Venetie

May 23, 2023 17:17:55 AKDT (May 24, 2023 01:17:55 UTC)
67.4876°N 146.5403°W    Depth 5.5 miles (8 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.