A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Seward Peninsula early Saturday morning, with an epicenter 22 miles deep and about 100 miles north of Nome.
Another magnitude 5.7 quake in the Noatak earthquake swarm struck around 4:01 a.m. Monday. Residents reported about a minute of strong shaking.
Aftershocks are continuing to rattle the western edge of the Brooks Range near communities like Noatak, and now seismologists are conducting a “rapid response” to capture these tremors. It’s all in response to two earthquakes that came two weeks apart at magnitudes not recorded in the region in over 30 years.
Two weeks after the strongest earthquake in the region in 30 years, Noatak residents were rocked by a series of powerful quakes and aftershocks Saturday.