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Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazards Studies
This portal provides information on the seismicity and plate tectonics of the active boundary between the North American plate and the northeast corner of the Caribbean plate, and the research program being conducted there by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There are links to maps and remote imagery of the plate boundary and the Caribbean Trench, and to publications and news articles on seismic and tsunami hazards, seafloor mapping, plate interactions, and submarine slides. There is also a movie that describes the geologic background and USGS research efforts in the area.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Movie requires Quicktime
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-070
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Woods Hole Science Center

Contact: Dr Uri ten Brink
Woods Hole Research Center
United States Geological Survey (USGS)