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Group of people posing for photo
March 5, 2020

Group Photo in Puerto Rico

From left to right – Uri ten Brink, Eric Moore, Wayne Baldwin, Alex Nichols, Jason Chaytor, and Captain Orlando Espinoza. Less than two months after the largest earthquake in the seismic sequence, the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center organized a rapid response seismic survey. The goal of the survey was to map the faults which ruptured during the seismic

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Marine technician deploy a hydrophone off Puerto Rico
March 5, 2020

USGS marine technicians launch a hydrophone off Puerto Rico seafloor

USGS marine technicians Alex Nichols (L) and Eric Moore (R) deploy the hydrophone array on a seismic research cruise off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico aboard the R/V Sultana in March 2020.

USGS technicians launch "sparker" used in seafloor mapping
March 5, 2020

Three scientists launch a "sparker" used in seafloor mapping

USGS research geologist Jason Chaytor (L) and marine technicians Alex Nichols (center) and Eric Moore (R) deploy the “sparker” sound source on a seismic research cruise off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico aboard the R/V Sultana in March 2020.

People working on boat in body of water
March 5, 2020

Deploying streamer

Alex Nichols, Wayne Baldwin, and Eric Moore deploying a streamer in Puerto Rico.

ocean and beach
March 5, 2020

Collapsed arch

Collapsed arch in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

Iguana
March 5, 2020

Iguana in Marine Lab

Iguana in the marine science laboratory at the university of Puerto Rico Isla Magueyes in La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

Map
March 5, 2020

Map of Puerto Rico Seismic Activity

Map of seismic activity in Southwestern Puerto Rico. Twelve Magnitude 5 and larger earthquakes (black and white beach balls on map); more than 250 line-kilometers of high-resolution multichannel sparker seismic reflection data collected during March 7-13, 2020 (black lines on map); identification of numerous faults (red marks on map); unusual seafloor lineaments (marked in

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Photograph of the View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the Beckman
March 2, 2020

Woods Hole Sediment Analysis Lab

View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the Beckman Coulter Multisizer 3 and Horiba LA-960 laser diffraction unit.

Photograph of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the laboratory computer workstat
March 2, 2020

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Lab

View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the laboratory computer workstation, precision balances, and interior of the oven and sieving room.

People at a table talking and writing on sticky notes
February 12, 2020

State of Our Nation’s Coast Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

A group of participants at the Coastal Change Hazards State of Our Nation’s Coast stakeholder engagement workshop at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve in Falmouth, MA. Here participants are pictured writing the names of tools they use on sticky notes.

Room full of people sitting in groups at different tables
February 12, 2020

State of Our Nation’s Coast Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Participants of the Coastal Change Hazards State of Our Nation’s Coast stakeholder engagement workshop at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve in Falmouth, MA. Participants are pictured here talking in small groups.

the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.
January 17, 2020

Buzzards Bay Entrance to the Cape Cod Canal

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.