During the week of May 27, 2024, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported 765 earthquakes within the state. The largest earthquake was magnitude 4.9 that occurred on June 2 at 06:02:43 AKDT (June 2, 14:02:43 UTC), 168 miles SE of Old Crow in the Yukon Territory. 

The only event reported as felt was a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that occurred on June 1 at 04:40:23 AKDT, in the Cook Inlet 19 miles W of Anchor Point. This event was reported as felt throughout the Kenai Peninsula.  

Other notable events include:

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake that occurred on May 26 at 16:12:37 AKDT, 127 miles SE of Perryville. This event was not reported as felt, but it did generate 19 aftershocks over the next three days, ranging in magnitude from 2.4 to 3.9. 

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake that occurred on May 26 at 19:52:30 AKDT, 30 miles E of Kantishna. This event generated 23 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 0.8 to 3.1.

There was increased activity this week in the Icy Bay region, with 14 events ranging in magnitude from 1.2 to 3.5. The largest event, a magnitude 3.5, occurred on June 1 at 02:49:07 AKDT, 33 miles NE of Icy Bay.

There were 15 icequakes recorded this week, primarily in the Prince William Sound and Yakutat Bay areas. Additionally, there were 9 quarry blasts recorded in Fairbanks area, and 1 recorded in the Healy area. 


Magnitude 4.9, 168 miles SE of Old Crow, June 2 06:02:44 AKDT
Magnitude 4.6, 127 miles SE of Perryville, May 26 16:12:37 AKDT
Magnitude 4.4, 19 miles W of Anchor Point, June 1 04:40:23 AKDT
Magnitude 3.9, 126 miles SE of Perryville, May 26 16:10:09 AKDT
Magnitude 3.8, 129 miles SE of Perryville, May 26 16:24:23 AKDT
Magnitude 3.8, 31 miles SE of Old Harbor, May 28 00:40:15 AKDT
Magnitude 3.8, 127 miles SE of Perryville, May 26 20:41:23 AKDT
Magnitude 3.7, 126 miles SE of Perryville, May 26 16:25:52 AKDT
Magnitude 3.7, 40 miles S of Mt. Gareloi, June 1 11:17:56 AKDT
Magnitude 3.6, 92 miles SW of Akhiok, May 28 23:48:51 AKDT

This report was compiled by Derreck Gossett

The data in this report are preliminary and subject to revision. The earthquake parameters have been determined by the AEC, with supplemental data provided by the USGS National Earthquake Information Center. The data are released on the condition that none of the cooperating agencies may be held liable for any damaged resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

For more information on earthquakes and seismology, contact the AEC at 907-474-7320.