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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-043-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): David DuBois - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 5 short-period OBSes deployed in the Puerto Rico Trench on March 8, 2007 from the NOAA vessel NANCY FOSTER by USGS and WHOI scientists.


Start Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Start Date: 2007-08-31

End Date: 2007-09-05

Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Three swarms with at least 518 earthquakes while the OBSes were recording. While on the way to pick up the OBSes, the DAUNTLESS was diverted to pick up 31 Dominican migrants drifting on a small boat in the high seas (see URL OBSes recovered: 5 (deployed NANCY FOSTER FA 07004 March 8, 2007).

Staff: Alberto Lopez, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: David Dubois
Alan Gardner

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink - chief scientist; Alberto Lopez.
Project = Tsunami and earthquake hazard for the NE Caribbean, Tsunami and earthquake hazard for the NE Caribbean


Puerto Rico Trench, off northeast Puerto Rico, north of the Virgin Islands, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic;

North: 20 South: 19.2 West: -65.35 East: -63.25


photo of Dauntless



Data Acquired

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

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