Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

@article{DesRoches2011OverviewOT,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  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… 
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