Latest Earthquakes

  • M1.4   at 05:19 PM, 6 mi SW of Kantishna
  • M1.1   at 05:04 PM, 10 mi E of Sutton
  • M1.6   at 04:23 PM, 20 mi SW of McCarthy
  • M1.5   at 03:48 PM, 7 mi E of Fox
  • M1.3   at 03:29 PM, 40 mi S of Shungnak

Latest News

With only a handful of known active faults across northeast Alaska, you might not expect much in the way of earthquake activity. You’d be mistaken. Earthquakes have been recorded in this lonely corner of the state for decades, ever since monitoring began in the early 1970s. The Alaska Earthquake Center detects a magnitude 5 earthquake there every 8 years, along with many hundreds more smaller earthquakes that are too small to be felt. The running total as of January 1, 2018 was 4,444.