Shishmaref, AK has had a total of 8 earthquakes since 1931. And the largest earthquake within 30 miles of Shishmaref, AK was a 4.8 Magnitude in 1982. Today, July 9th, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit 28km (17mi) SSW of Shishmaref, Alaska, followed a smaller second M3.7 tremor 63km (39mi) SE of Shishmaref, Alaska.
What’s going on? The area around Shishmaref, Alaska, is not really known for producing earthquakes. According to Homefacts.com, it only had 8 earthquakes since 1931. The largest earthquake to have hit the area was a M4.8 quake in 1982. FULL REPORT