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Successful Completion of First Riser-drilling Operations in Earthquake Zone

July 30, 2009

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The deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU has drilled successfully down to a depth of 1,603.7 meters beneath the seafloor (water depth 2,054 meters). It is drilling deep into the upper portion of the Nankai Trough earthquake zone to gain insights into geological formations and stress-strain characteristics. The operations began on May 12; the science party is expected to complete the first drill site on or about August 1. Full Story

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

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