The expedition discovered stresses along an underwater plate boundary and a record of historic and pre-historic earthquakes, which will shed light on the geohazard risks for Jamaica and Haiti.
Earthquake Hazards in Haiti and Jamaica Archives - State of the Planet
Along the Enriquillo fault, large-scale submarine landslides provide possible evidence of earthquakes.
Researchers studying earthquake hazards in the Caribbean faced several challenges at sea, from rough weather to equipment failures.
Motion along these faults is associated with the 1907 Kingston earthquake, which shook the capital of the island with a magnitude of 6.2
Researchers are mapping the seafloor and subseafloor between Haiti and Jamaica, to evaluate the potential for earthquakes.