Figure 3. How big is the Puerto Rico Trench? Cross sections, all drawn to the same scale, across two canyons found on continents, the Kali Gandaki Gorge in Nepal and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and across the Mona Canyon from the west of Puerto Rico, to compare with the Puerto Rico Trench. Vertical exaggeration is 10:1 to fit the sections onto the webpage.

Figure 3. How big is the Puerto Rico Trench? Cross sections, all drawn to the same scale, across two canyons found on continents, the Kali Gandaki Gorge in Nepal and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and across the Mona Canyon from the west of Puerto Rico, to compare with the Puerto Rico Trench. Vertical exaggeration is 10:1 to fit the sections onto the webpage. Image courtesy of the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs: The Tectonic Setting and Geology of Puerto Rico and Its Surrounding Seafloor

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