The small community of Noatak awoke to a series of earthquakes originating in the Brooks Range on Monday morning.
The first quake occurred at 3:38 am measuring a magnitude 3.1, it was generated at a depth of 10.6 miles 25 miles east of Noatak. A second quake occurred 22 minutes later at 4 am. This one measured at 4.2 and occurred at a depth of 9.6 miles 18 miles East Northeast of the village.
Then, one minute later, a 5.7 magnitude quake was generated at a depth of 15 miles 19 miles East Northeast of Noatak. This was the largest of the series and was followed by three more quakes within the hour. Two of those aftershocks measured 3.1 and the third measured at 3.8. All of those smaller shakers occurred in the same general area as the previous ones.
The most recent aftershock in the region occurred at 8:21 am on Monday, measuring 3.2.
There were no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quakes.