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Scientists find signs of undersea faults off SW Puerto Rico

April 2020 (approx.)

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Locations of multichannel seismic reflection profiles (in black), collected during cruise FA2020-14. The profiles are overlain on colored and shaded multibeam bathymetry, Lidar topography (green and white) and near-shore bathymetry (darker blue), and NOAA coastal relief model (light blue and white). Dashed purple lines – hypothesized faults from the distribution of earthquake epicenters. Red markers – Preliminary identification of possible faults on the seismic reflection data.


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