Status: Complete

Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica, is prone to infrequent but devastating earthquakes and tsunamis, yet the locations of the faults responsible for generating these geohazards are poorly known. This project used state of the art Chirp (3.5khz) submarine seismic imaging and sediment coring techniques to map active faults and recently active submarine slumps in and around Kingston Harbor.