Study area, tracks and symbols show INSPIRE 2010 work. The cruise will start in Punta Arenas (PA) and spend several days at Chile Triple Junction (CTJ) and a nearby slope seep site ( ~45°55’S). We will finish the cruise with single-track mapping along the continental slope along the way to Valparaiso (V). Failure along parts of this slope may have contributed to tsunami caused by the February 2010 great earthquake, centered south of Valparaiso.

Study area, tracks and symbols show INSPIRE 2010 work. The cruise will start in Punta Arenas (PA) and spend several days at Chile Triple Junction (CTJ) and a nearby slope seep site (~45°55’S). We will finish the cruise with single-track mapping along the continental slope along the way to Valparaiso (V). Failure along parts of this slope may have contributed to tsunami caused by the February 2010 great earthquake, centered south of Valparaiso. Image courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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