USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-028-FA

Other ID: IB I-28-00-PR

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: western Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Christa von Hillebrandt, University of Puerto Rico and P.R. Seismic network

Information Specialist(s): Gregory Miller, Erich Roth

Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy ocean bottom seismometers to record earthquakes in the vicinity of Puerto Rico.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2000-05-03

Start Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

End Date: 2000-05-04

End Port/Location: Magueyez, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed 12 OBSes with external geophone packages west, northwest, and southwest of Puerto Rico to record earthquakes for 45 days. Three land seismometers were also deployed.

Staff: Gregory Miller, Philipp Molzer, Erich Roth

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Iuliucci - Contractor

Notes:
Project = Caribbean Earthquake and Tsunami Hazard, Caribbean Earthquake and Tsunami Hazard

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Isla Magueyes
Isla Magueyes

Publications

Martin, J.L., ten Brink, Uri S., von Hillebrandt, Christa, Roth, Erich G., and Miller, Gregory, 2001, Project PROBES (Puerto Rico Ocean Bottom Earthquake Survey): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-112, 89 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of01-112/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ocean Bottom Seismometer --- Ocean Bottom Seismometer
GPS (wh) --- Navigation