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Six scientific seismologists expedition in Cuban Waters

Havana, 26 Jun (Prensa Latina) Seismologists from six countries are participating in a scientific expedition in Caribbean waters, emphasizing the vicinity of the northern area of Santiago de Cuba, considered to have high seismic activity, it was reported.

The research will last until August with the participation of specialists from Cuba, France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti, and the United States, Granma newspaper published.

The oceanographic fleet “Pourquoi-Pas?” (Why not?), of French origin, set sail several days ago as part of the Haitian-Twist marine scientific research project.

The experts determine geophysical parameters and use equipment to obtain reliable records of possible faults, TV Santiago said.

The objective is intended to analyze the risks of the active system of the twin faults, located on the northern edge of the Caribbean tectonic plate, and the recovery of seismometers installed at the bottom of the ocean.

According to Dr. Bladimir Moreno, of the National Center for Seismological Research in Santiago de Cuba, the expedition aims to study the tectonic history and the structure of the crust, as well as the mantle in the area.

Likewise, characterize the behavior and movement of the tectonic fault and identify the thermal state and the role of fluids in the process of fault rupture.

During the 53-day trip, different geophysical measurements will be analysed, including multichannel reflection seismic and open-angle seismic, with seismometers deposited on the seabed.