Southern Haiti

Status: Complete

Urban development continues at a fast rate in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas since the devastating January 2010. Accurate characterization of the regional earthquake hazard in this area is key to inform urban development and construction practices during the long reconstruction phase through which Haiti is currently going. This project will provides new GPS geodetic data to refine seismic hazard estimates in the region of rapid economic and demographic growth of southern Haiti, and train the next generation of Haiti engineers in geodetic applications in geosciences.