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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-008-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic

Dates: May 03, 2006 to May 19, 2006

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink

Objectives: Multibeam bathymetry mapping to identify earthquake and tsunami sources.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived:

Summary: 53,300 sq. km of multibeam bathymetry were collected south of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican republic, in the Mona rift area, in the 1946 tsunami area and south of the Puerto Rico trench. 11 XBT dropped.

Contact: Brian Andrews (
Chris Polloni (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-1-06-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

ten Brink, Uri S., Marshak, Stephen, and Granja Bruna, Jose-Luis,2009, Bivergent thrust wedges surrounding oceanic island arcs; insight from observations and sandbox models of the northeastern Caribbean plate: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, no. 11-12: p. 1522-1536. (Also available at

Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja-Bruna, J.L., and Carbo-Gorosabel, A.,2014, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and Northeast Caribbean Region for Marine Geological Investigations.: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1125. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

BathymetryGeophysicsOceanographic Measurements


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