Vannucchi, Paola; Ujiie, Kohtaro; Gamage, Kusali (2010): Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 334 scientific prospectus; Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project (CRISP); sampling and quantifying input to the seismogenic zone and fluid output. IODP Management International, College Station, TX, United States, Scientific Prospectus (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program), 334, 53 pp., georefid:2010-079119

The Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project (CRISP) is designed to understand the processes that control nucleation and seismic rupture of large earthquakes at erosional subduction zones. CRISP involves the only known erosional end-member of convergent margins within reach of scientific drilling. With a low sediment supply, fast convergence rate, abundant seismicity, subduction erosion, and a change in subducting plate relief along strike, CRISP offers excellent opportunities to learn causes of earthquake nucleation and rupture propagation. This project complements other deep fault drilling (San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth and Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment) and investigates the first-order seismogenic processes common to most faults and those unique to erosional margins. Expedition 334 is based on a part of CRISP Program A (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Proposal 537A-Full5), which is the first step toward the deep riser drilling through the seismogenic zone. This expedition will focus on constraining the boundary conditions of lithology, fluid flow, and thermal structure that trigger unstable slip in the seismogenic zone along a drilling transect at two slope sites. These slope sites might also serve as pilot holes for potential future proposed riser drilling to reach the aseismic/seismic plate boundary
West: -84.1500 East: -84.0000 North: 8.4500 South: 8.2300
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