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Researchers Report Successful Riser-drilling Operations in Seismogenic Zone

July 30, 2009

earth and environment graphic For the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program conducted operations using the riser capabilities of the Japan-sponsored research vessel, CHIKYU, to successfully drill down to a depth of 1,603.7 meters beneath the sea floor (at water depth of 2,054 meters), in an earthquake-generating zone. Full Story

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