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  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) 
      Publication_Date: 20131029
      Title:
        Coring data of field activity 08008 (J-1-08-PR) in Mona
        Canyon, Puerto Rico Trench,  Puerto Rico, the Virgin
        Islands, Virgin Islands Basin, and Whiting Basin, United
        States, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic from 03/16/2008
        to 03/24/2008
      Publication_Information:
        Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) 
        Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA
      Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/gos/j-1-08-pr.fmeta.xml
      Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j108pr/html/j-1-08-pr.meta.html
      Online_Linkage: http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2008/08008/index.html

  Description:
    Abstract:
      United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
      Chief Scientists: Jason Chaytor, Uri ten Brink. Coring data
      (Giant Gravity Corer, 3.5 kHz echosounder) of field activity
      08008 (J-1-08-PR) in Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico Trench,  Puerto
      Rico, the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Basin, and Whiting
      Basin, United States, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic
      from 03/16/2008 to 03/24/2008,
      http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/j/j108pr/html/j-1-08-pr.meta.html.

    Purpose:
      These data and information are intended for science
      researchers, students from elementary through
      college, policy makers, and general public.

    Supplemental_Information:

      Equipment Used -

      Giant Gravity Corer           WHOI

      3.5 kHz echosounder

      Notes -

      Navigation technique: DGPS.
9 days at sea. 40 stations occupied. The objective of this coring cruise is to determine the age of several significant slope failures and seismite layers around Puerto Rico in an effort to constrain the temporal distribution of large slope failures and earthquakes. Large landslide and earthquake events in close proximity to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are believed to have triggered numerous tsunami, which have caused significant damage to coastal communities in the region. By better constraining the temporal occurrence of such large tsunami source mechanisms, we hope to gain a better understanding of the recurrence interval and size of future landslides, thereby providing valuable input into tsunami hazard models for the region. This project is a collaborative effort between WHOI and the USGS Woods Hole Science Center. In order to do this, we aim to collect 30-40 cores from offshore Puerto Rico (Mona Canyon, north slope and Puerto Rico trench, and the Virgin Island and Whiting Basins) that intersect landslide or seismite deposits so as to be able to date the penultimate and potentially older landslide and/or earthquake events. Publications - Chaytor, Jason, and ten Brink, Uri, 2008, Gravity Coring Offshore Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Investigate the Timing of Submarine Landslides and Large Earthquakes, USGS Sound Waves, July 2008, available on line at: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/07/fieldwork3.html Similar information is available for thousands of other USGS/CMG-related Activities. If known, available are Activity-specific navigation, gravity, magnetics, bathymetry, seismic, and sampling data; track maps; and equipment information; as well as summary overviews, crew lists, and information about analog materials. If available, access to physical samples is described in the "WR CMG Sample Distribution Policy" at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/main/sample-dist-policy.html Primary access to the USGS/CMG Information Bank's digital data, analog data, and metadata is provided through... http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/ This page accomodates a variety of search approaches (e.g., by platform, by region, by scientist, by equipment type, etc.). Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 20080316 Ending_Date: 20080324 Currentness_Reference: ground condition Status: Progress: Complete Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed Spatial_Domain: Bounding_Coordinates: West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.75000 East_Bounding_Coordinate: -63.25000 North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.75000 South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.85000 Keywords: Theme: Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category Theme_Keyword: geoscientificinformation Theme_Keyword: oceans Theme: Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS Theme: Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS CMG InfoBank Theme_Keyword: Marine Geology Place: Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS CMG InfoBank Place_Keyword: Place_Keyword: Caribbean Sea Place_Keyword: Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico Trench, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Basin, and Whiting Basin, United States, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic Place_Keyword: Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico Trench, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Basin, and Whiting Basin, United States, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico Access_Constraints: Physical materials are under controlled on-site access. If available, access to physical samples is described in the "WR CMG Sample Distribution Policy" at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/main/sample-dist-policy.html Use_Constraints: Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information. Physical materials are under controlled on-site access. Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. This information is not intended for navigational purposes. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Point_of_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Contact_Person: Clint Steele Contact_Position: InfoBank Group Leader Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road City: Menlo Park State_or_Province: CA Postal_Code: 94025-3561 Country: USA Contact_Voice_Telephone: (650) 329-5055 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (650) 329-5190 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov Data_Set_Credit: Jason Chaytor (Chief Scientist); Uri ten Brink (Chief Scientist); Jason Chaytor); Uri ten Brink); Matthew Arsenault); Sandy Baldwin); Brian Buczkowski); Mike Casso); Claudia Flores); Kate McMullen); Emily Himmelstoss); Jim Broda (WHOI, Coring Technician); George Gunther) Native_Data_Set_Environment: Digital, ASCII Cross_Reference: Citation_Information: Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) , Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Publication_Date: Unknown Title: USGS/CMG Information Bank Publication_Information: Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA Online_Linkage: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/ Online_Linkage: http://quashnet.er.usgs.gov/data/2008/08008/index.html Other_Citation_Details: Chaytor, Jason, and ten Brink, Uri, 2008, Gravity Coring Offshore Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Investigate the Timing of Submarine Landslides and Large Earthquakes, USGS Sound Waves, July 2008, available on line at: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/07/fieldwork3.html Data_Quality_Information: Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Identified as best available version. 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Physical materials are under controlled on-site access. Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user. This information is not intended for navigational purposes. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 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