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Geological survey hopes to recover missing instruments

Scientists are hoping to recover five missing sea-floor instruments used to measure earthquake information off the coast of Southeast Alaska this year.
The U.S. Geological Survey is asking for help finding five missing ocean bottom seismometers (size-MOM-et-turs) that were put in place earlier this year on the sea floor west of Prince of Wales Island. The instruments were installed on the sea floor on the Queen Charlotte and Fairweather faults to record earthquake behavior.

Photo courtesy of Emily Roland, USGS

Joe Viechnicki spoke with Emily Roland, geophysicist with the Geological Survey, about the missing instruments.

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If those instruments are spotted or recovered, contact Emily Roland at 786-7436 or email her at eroland@usgs.gov

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