[unav_all] AGU Meeting of the Americas - U13: The Haiti 2010 earthquake

Eric Calais ecalais at purdue.edu
Wed Mar 10 15:17:28 MST 2010


Dear colleagues,

Please consider contributing a presentation to the 2010 AGU "Meeting  
of the Americas" in session U13: The 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Lessons  
for Seismic Hazard and Societal Impacts in the Caribbean. The meeting  
will be held at Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, August 8-13, 2010. You will  
find detailed information at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/.

This Union session on the Haiti earthquake aims at providing up-to- 
date scientific information on this event, its geological and  
geophysical context, but also at discussing the broader perspective of  
seismic hazard in the Caribbean as well as implications for seismic  
hazard policies, earthquake education, and earthquake science  
diplomacy. We hope to see you in Brazil in August.

Please keep in mind that the deadline for abstract submission is March  
31.

Best regards,
Eric, Claude, Jean-Bernard, Jaime

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The 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Lessons for Seismic Hazard and Societal  
Impacts in the Caribbean

The catastrophic Haiti earthquake occurred in an area where seismic  
hazard (as given by GSHAP) was not reported as being high, in spite of  
identified active faults. The extreme vulnerability of the population  
was a major factor in the intensity of damage. We invite papers on all  
aspects of this earthquake and implications for seismic hazard in the  
Caribbean: earthquake source properties, regional strain modeling and  
potential for future earthquakes, seismic hazard policies, and new  
monitoring strategies. We also encourage papers discussing how  
scientific information is best conveyed to decision makers.

Conveners:
Jean-Bernard Chabalier, IPGP; Observatoire Volcanologigue et  
Sismologique de Guadeloupe, France
Eric Calais, Purdue University, USA
Claude Prepetit, Bureau of Mines and Energy, Haiti
Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, Universidad Nacional A de Mexico
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Purdue University                                                ecalais at purdue.edu
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