Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

  title={Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake},
  author={Reginald DesRoches and Mary C. Comerio and Marc O. Eberhard and Walter D. Mooney and Glenn J. Rix},
  journal={Earthquake Spectra},
  pages={1 - 21}
The 12 January 2010 Mw 7.0 earthquake in the Republic of Haiti caused an estimated 300,000 deaths, displaced more than a million people, and damaged nearly half of all structures in the epicentral area. We provide an overview of the historical, seismological, geotechnical, structural, lifeline-related, and socioeconomic factors that contributed to the catastrophe. We also describe some of the many challenges that must be overcome to enable Haiti to recover from this event. Detailed analyses of… 
Twin Tsunamis Triggered by the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake
On 12 January 2010, a magnitude Mw 7.0 earthquake occurred 25 km west–southwest of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince causing an estimated 316,000 fatalities, thereby exceeding any previous loss of life
Lessons Learned from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake for Performance-Based Design
The January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake caused more than 300,000 deaths and left more than one million people homeless. This earthquake is now considered one of the worst natural hazard disasters in
Living with earthquake hazards in South and South East Asia
A large number of geological studies have shown that most of the Asian regions are prone to earthquake risks, and this is particularly significant in SE Asia. The tectonics of this region allow the
Comment on nhess-2022-73
This article presents seismic risk results from 18 earthquake scenarios in the Sabana Centro province, an intermediate hazard zone in Colombia. The 18 scenario events were chosen based on hazard
A Socio-Seismology Experiment in Haiti
Earthquake risk reduction approaches classically apply a top-down model where scientific information is processed to deliver risk mitigation measures and policies understandable by all, while
Seismic Risk and Society Development Indicators: Examination of Three Countries
AbstractThis paper investigates the underlying relationship between the implicit level of risk accepted for natural hazards, and the level of economic, social, and political development of the
The earthquake in Haiti (january 12, 2010). Analysis from the perspective of disaster medicine: from impact to the present day
The earthquake of January 12, 2010 in Haiti is approached from the perspective of Disaster Medicine through a literature review and a discussion of the humanitarian intervention between France and
Using the damage from 2010 Haiti earthquake for calibrating vulnerability models of typical structures in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
A calibration of damage functions has been carried out by means of a two-stage procedure for a structural damage estimation of future earthquakes in the country and these functions will be used to estimate a seismic risk scenario for a future earthquake.
Landslides triggered by the 12 January 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M w = 7.0 earthquake: visual interpretation, inventory compiling, and spatial distribution statistical analysis
Abstract. The 12 January 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti, earthquake (Mw= 7.0) triggered tens of thousands of landslides. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlations of the occurrence of


Earthquake source parameters for the 2010 January Haiti main shock and aftershock sequence
SUMMARY Previous analyses of geological and geodetic data suggest that the obliquely compressive relative motion across the Caribbean–North America plate boundary in Hispaniola is accommodated
Transpressional rupture of an unmapped fault during the 2010 Haiti earthquake
The Enriquillo–Plantain Garden strike-slip fault accommodates the relative motion between the North American and Caribbean plates and was thought to have ruptured during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Damage Patterns in Port-au-Prince during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
The 2010 Haiti earthquake represents one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. Damage to structures was widespread across the city of Port-au-Prince, but its intensity varied considerably
Complex rupture during the 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake
Initially, the devastating Mw 7.0, 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake seemed to involve straightforward accommodation of oblique relative motion between the Caribbean and North American plates along
Estimating the Direct Economic Damage of the Earthquake in Haiti
This paper uses simple regression techniques to make an initial assessment of the monetary damages caused by the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti. Damages are estimated for a disaster
Seismic Performance of Port de Port-au-Prince during the Haiti Earthquake and Post-Earthquake Restoration of Cargo Throughput
The Port de Port-au-Prince is the largest seaport in Haiti, and is essential to the country's economy. The Haiti earthquake severely damaged the Port, which disrupted the transport of cargoes into
Localized damage caused by topographic amplification during the 2010 M 7.0 Haiti earthquake
Microzonation maps use local geological conditions to characterize seismic hazard, but do not generally consider topography. Ground motions during the Haiti earthquake are found to have been
Geotechnical Aspects of Failures at Port-au-Prince Seaport during the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Presented herein are the results of geotechnical investigations and subsequent laboratory and data analyses of the Port-au-Prince seaport following the Mw7.0 2010 Haiti earthquake. The earthquake
Site Characterization and Site Response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Waveform analysis of aftershocks of the Mw7.0 Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010 reveals amplification of ground motions at sites within the Cul de Sac valley in which Port-au-Prince is situated.
USGS-WHOI-DPRI Coulomb Stress-Transfer Model for the January 12, 2010, MW=7.0 Haiti Earthquake
1 Motivation 1 Interpretation of Stress Changes on the Enriquillo Fault 2 Probability of a Future Large Enriquillo Fault Rupture 2 Stress Imparted to the Septentrional Fault and Thrust Faults 2