Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazards Studies

Movie: Segment 2

Part 2 of Puerto Rico movie

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This is a small section of a 14-minutes long narrated movie. The movie describes the data collection at sea, presents 3-D fly-bys through the underwater topography of the Puerto Rico trench and discusses the scientific objectives of the mapping effort.

Transcript of this movie segment

Narrator: Near the bottom of the trench is a 450 mile tectonic fault, which we named Bunce fault.

It is named after Dr. Elizabeth Bunce, A pioneer woman scientist, who was one of the first to study the Puerto Rico Trench more than 40 years ago.

Shortly before her death, we presented Dr. Bunce with images of the fault collected by the ship.

Bunce fault is at the center. We follow it as it curves around the 10,000 foot high undersea mountain.


For a DVD copy of the movie, please contact:
Dr. Uri ten Brink
U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
1-508-457-2396; utenbrink(at)usgs(dot)gov


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