Puerto Rico Trench


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Puerto Rico Trench

 

a deep-sea trench in the Atlantic Ocean, extending for 1,200 km along the northern slopes of the Antilles Range. North of the island of Puerto Rico it descends to a maximum depth of 8,385 m, as measured by the American ship Vema in 1955.

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Vescovo has dived the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic Ocean, the South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean, and the Java Trench in Indian Ocean. 
Other great depths include the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic, the Java Trench in the Indian ocean, and the Arctic Basin.
This results in the formation of the deep Puerto Rico Trench and a zone of intermediate focus earthquakes (70-300 km depth) within the subducted slab.
The founder of the Virgin group of companies, however, insists that he is not jealous of the Titanic star, and thinks that his quest, which will see him journey to the floor of the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic Ocean, will prove even more thrilling than Cameron's journey to the bottom of the Pacific.
8,605 metres (28,230 ft) below sea level at the Puerto Rico Trench; 20.
I danced to a solo sharp as the blue of the skies over El Combate beach, and then one where I was falling, falling, falling into the black water of the Puerto Rico trench. I finally noticed that the thin guy was slapping my butt after every turn, and trying to lick my lovebirds.
Branson, back-up pilot on the first trip, will then pilot the red, white and blue sub to the Atlantic's Puerto Rico trench - helpfully close to his Necker island home - which has never been explored before at 28,232 feet (8,605 metres).
The Puerto Rico Trench is about 900 kilometers (560 miles) long and 100 kilometers (60 miles) wide.
While our ocean may have far fewer tsunamis than the Pacific, the tectonic activity linked to the Puerto Rico Trench, the Antilles subduction zone around the eastern Caribbean and the South Sandwich Trench off South America has sent tsunamis to strike places like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands half-a-dozen times in recorded history, most recently in 1918 when 32 people died.
He said he will take it to the Puerto Rico Trench, more than 28,000 feet down.

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