Arecibo Observatory update after recent earthquakes

January 9, 2020


Management

Dear AO Stakeholders,

As you know Puerto Rico has been impacted with a series of significant earthquakes throughout thIs past week. All AO staff members are safe and our technical teams have completed preliminary visual analysis of the primary structure and have found no immediate damage/ issues, however a more detailed inspection needs to be completed once the aftershocks subside.

"All AO staff members are safe and our technical teams have completed preliminary visual analysis of the primary structure and have found no immediate damage/ issues..." - Eng. Francisco Cordova Director of the Arecibo Observatory
In an effort to protect the staff and visitors to the facility, site operations have been suspended until a full inspection of the facility is completed. Access has been limited to essential personnel only. We will continue providing updates on the facility as we receive more information.

Thanks,
Francisco Córdova
Director- Arecibo Observatory
University of Central Florida



Arecibo Media Contact
Ricardo Correa
Universidad Ana G. Mendez (UAGM)
787-878-2612 ext. 615
rcorrea@naic.edu


Press Contact
Zenaida Kotala
University of Central Florida (UCF)
Zenaida.Kotala@ucf.edu

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