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dc.contributor.authorten Brink, Uri S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDanforth, William W.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPolloni, Christopher  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Brian D.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLlanes, Pilar  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Shepard  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorParker, Eugene  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorUozumi, Toshihiko  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-07T21:53:39Z
dc.date.available2018-11-07T21:53:39Z
dc.date.issued2004-09-14
dc.identifier.citationEos 85 (2004): 349,354en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10692
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2004. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Eos 85 (2004): 349,354, doi:10.1029/2004EO370001 .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located where the North American (NOAM) plate is subducting under the Caribbean plate (Figure l). The trench region may pose significant seismic and tsunami hazards to Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands, where 4 million U.S. citizens reside. Widespread damage in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola from an earthquake in 1787 was estimated to be the result of a magnitude 8 earthquake north of the islands [McCann et al., 2004]. A tsunami killed 40 people in NW Puerto Rico following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 1918 [Mercado and McCann, 1998]. Large landslide escarpments have been mapped on the seafloor north of Puerto Rico [Mercado et al., 2002; Schwab et al., 1991],although their ages are unknown.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and the USGS Coastal and Marine Programen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2004EO370001
dc.titleNew seafloor map of the Puerto Rico trench helps assess earthquake and tsunami hazardsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2004EO370001


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