Tag Archives: Haiti

Puerto Rico sends the Caribbean a sobering seismic anniversary present

Four years ago on Sunday, Haiti, and particularly its capital, Port-au-Prince, was devastated by a shallow magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which killed many tens, and possibly hundreds of thousands of people*, and left more than a million people homeless. Even today, … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, society

AGU Dispatches: Convergence, the Caribbean and Cosmic Impacts (not)

AGU is all about pacing yourself. If you want to make it to the end of the week without your brain exploding from an overload of new science, you need to give it some down time. It was for this … Continue reading

Categories: conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, palaeomagic

After the (blog)storm: following up on the big geological stories of 2010

In the past year, there have been several occasions where we’ve discussed events that were, at the time of posting, capturing a lot of media attention. But, as we all know, the attention span of the rolling news cycle is … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science

Friday Focal Mechanisms: Haiti, revisited

The new research that acquits the Enriquillo Fault of causing the Haiti earthquake. Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, structures, tectonics