Haiti After the Earthquake: Eos Interviews Seismologist Eric Calais
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 10, pages 94–95, 9 March 2010
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2010), Haiti After the Earthquake: Eos Interviews Seismologist Eric Calais, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(10), 94–95, doi:10.1029/2010EO100003.(
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Recent earthquakes have jolted Chile and other places around the globe. However, the devastating 12 January 2010 strikeslip earthquake along a 50-kilometer portion of the Enriquillo—Plantain Garden fault zone (EPGFZ) near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, still is strongly resonating, figuratively and literally. The earthquake, of magnitude 7.0 or 7.1, killed more than 220,000 people. The more than 50 aftershocks to date of magnitude 4.5 or greater are part of the process of readjustment of the Earth's crust that could take 2–3 years to reach equilibrium, according to Eric Calais, professor of geophysics in Purdue University's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).