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Geoscientists and engineers help Haiti prepare for the next big earthquake

Geoscientists and engineers help Haiti prepare for the next big earthquake

Within weeks of the Haiti earthquake last January, five geoscientists and two engineers from The University of Texas at Austin traveled to the island nation to help assess the damage, identify future earthquake hazards, and make recommendations about how and where to rebuild. They surveyed Haiti from the air, land, coastline and sea.

UT Engineer to Lead Team Mapping Haiti Destruction

To minimize personal injury and structural damage from future earthquakes, detailed mapping and surveying of Haiti's damaged areas will begin Jan. 30 with a team of engineers and scientists led by Dr. Ellen Rathje, civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin.