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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-043-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico Trench, off northeast Puerto Rico, north of the Virgin Islands, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic

Dates: August 31, 2007 to September 05, 2007

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink

   David DuBois - WHOI

Objectives: 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.

Type of Activity: Mooring work; Seismic profiling; Ocean Bottom Seismometer;Ocean Bottom Seismometer

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: 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).

Contact: Uri ten Brink (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-07-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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