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jian lin and his student

Keeping a close eye on Haiti

WHOI geophysics guest student Tingting Wang and senior scientist Jian Lin (right) study Haiti earthquake data on charts. Lin has studied Haiti and other tectonic areas of the Caribbean and has served as a science source for newspaper, radio and television coverage of that quake, as well as subsequent earthquakes in Chile and China. He cautions that future quakes in Haiti could strike a segment of the Enriquillo Fault very close to the capital city and urges rebuilding of emergency government structures in safer areas outside of Port-au-Prince. He is also working on a major seismic study of fault zones in Algeria.

(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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