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A Policy for Rapid Mobilization of USGS OBS (RMOBS)

Potential Sites
Alaska Volcanoes
Continental Borderland
Mendocino Triple Junction
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Obligations of RMOBS Participants
Criteria for Support
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Criteria for Supporting an RMOBS

Level 1: A very important event because of magnitude, location, and/or social impact (examples: Repeat of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, an imminent volcanic eruption)

Level 2: An important event with broad-based scientific interest (examples: Mendocino Triple Junction)

Level 3: Events of significant scientific interest when other instruments are not available (examples: large man-made shots of opportunity, moderate-size regional earthquakes of significant scientific interest)

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