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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-615-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: 2018 Anchorage earthquake response-fjords

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Daniel Brothers

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Haeussler USGS (ASC)

Information Specialist(s): Alicia Balster-gee

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigation of earthquake induced submarine landslide deposits following 2018 M7.1 Anchorage event

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Anchorage, AK

End Port/Location: Anchorage, AK

Start Date: 2020-08-27

End Date: 2020-09-16

Equipment Used: navigation equipment, core, 0.5-16 kHz, 0.5-16 kHz receiver, Mini sparker, multichannel

Information to be Derived: Chirp .5-16; minisparker MCS (24 ch), with spares

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Operations during field activity 2020-615-FA successfully collected a geophysical (MCS+Chirp) and geologic (sediment cores) dataset.

Staff: Jackson Currie, Drake Singleton

Affiliate Staff:



Prince William Sound, Alaska

North: 61.73022483 South: 58.71404192 West: -153.31043243 East: -144.0486145


photo of Alaskan Gyre
Alaskan Gyre


Singleton, D.M., Brothers, D.S., Hill, J.C., Haeussler, P.J., and Witter, R.C., 2023, Geophysical and core sample data collected in lakes and fjords of southcentral Alaska following the 2018 Anchorage earthquake: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation equipment --- Navigation
core --- Biology
0.5-16 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
0.5-16 kHz receiver --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Mini sparker --- Sparker
multichannel --- Sparker

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