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, it only had 8 earthquakes since 1931. The largest earthquake to have hit the area was a M4.8 quake in 1982. FULL REPORT