What faults are at the origin of the last earthquake in Haiti?

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What faults are at the origin of the last earthquake in Haiti? How Haitian researchers and earthquake-citizens mobilize together, in the field to better understand when and how the Earth trembles?

Let’s try to understand why the Earth trembled again in Haiti on August 14, 2021. Is it possible to predict, prevent earthquakes, monitor risk faults and the movement of tectonic plates? Listen to Earth and watch it from space? How since the terrible earthquake of 2010, researchers, seismologists (from Haiti and around the world) have succeeded in mobilizing and mobilizing Haitian citizens to locate seismic events in real time, determine the epicenter and follow aftershocks . Even though every earthquake is different and happens where it is not expected, new observation tools and new collaborative strategies can be a game-changer.

With Eric Calais, geophysicist, professor at the École normale supérieure (Paris) on secondment for IRD in Haiti and Romain Jolivet, lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France) and the Institut Universitaire de France.

As well as an interview with Steeve Symithe (Doctor of Geophysics, Faculty of Sciences, Haitian State University) carried out by Amélie Baron, our correspondent on site.

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