Scrutinizing the Habitat of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap Archives - State of the Planet

Seeing Through the Sea

How researchers are plumbing the seafloor during a quest to understand ‘silent’ earthquakes off the Mexican coast.

by Brian Boston |June 27, 2022
person in hard hat with OBS

Life Aboard the Langseth

Daily life on a research vessel is smaller and slower-paced — in a good way, for the most part.

by Josh Burstein |June 23, 2022
sunrise from the deck of ship

Working the Night Shift on the R/V Marcus Langseth

When you work 4am to 12pm on a research vessel, you get to watch some beautiful sunrises and eat breakfast for lunch every day.

by Tanner Acquisto |June 22, 2022

The Research Begins: Dropping Instruments Into the Abyss

Aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth, Expedition MGL2204’s science team has started deploying ocean-bottom seismometers.

by Brandon Shuck |June 10, 2022

Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

We are underway on our 48-day long expedition offshore of the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco, where the young Cocos oceanic plate dives beneath the North American plate.

by Anne Bécel |June 7, 2022