We are Eric Calais, Purdue professor and project leader; Andy Freed, Purdue professor; D. Sarah Stamps, Purdue NSF graduate fellow; Glen Mattioli, U. of Arkansas professor; and Estelle Chaussard, U. of Miami PhD graduate student. We are conducting a GPS survey of Haiti to measure ground deformation following the Jan 12 earthquake. These measurements will help us understand important characteristics of how the fault slipped and to track how the crust is continuing to deform after the earthquake. This research will help us understand how seismic hazards are evolving on several active faults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We will blog whenever we can find an internet connection in Haiti to describe our experiences – stay tuned…..
Sarah and Andy