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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):

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.


Start Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: Magueyez, Puerto Rico

Start Date: 2000-05-03

End Date: 2000-05-04

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

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


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

North: 19.21 South: 17.75 West: -67.41 East: -67


Isla Magueyes


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:


Data Acquired

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

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