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Images: New Instrumentation May Help Scientists Understand Earthquake Mechanics

An ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) is deployed for earthquake studies. (Photo by John Whitehead, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

John Collins (left) and Jeff McGuire with some of the OBSs at WHOI, part of the national OBS pool. The seismometer is the gray device at right. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

John Collins (left) and Jeff McGuire check an electronic data logger, which records seismic wave measurements, in the ocean bottom seismometer lab. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)