EEFIT Mission report: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Date published

30 August 2011

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EEFIT Mission report: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Date published

30 August 2011

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Free

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This EEFIT Field Mission report details the impact of the 7.0 Mw earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.

The report provides information concerning:

  • Seismological and geological characteristics
    • Seismological aspects
    • Ground motion intensity
    • Geological aspects
    • Fault rupture
    • Coastal uplift
  • Liquefaction
    • Imaging of the liquefaction damage at the port facility
    • Liquefaction-induced damage to north wharf
    • Liquefaction-induced settlement of the island
    • Liquefaction-induced lateral spreading behind silos
    • Liquefaction near Grand Goave
  • Landslides
    • Earthquake-induced landslides
    • Sand quarries
  • Validation of remote damage assessments
    • Overview of the remote damage assessment
    • Remote damage assessment methodology
    • Estimating the lower damage grades using pictometry
    • EEFIT Haiti ground validation data collection
    • Damage grades
    • Characteristics of the EEFIT survey locations
    • Location 1: central commercial district
    • Location 3: mixture of high-density residential area and shanty
    • Location 9: low-density residential
    • Location 17: high-density residential/commercial area
    • Location 22: low/high-density residential area
    • Location 33: high-density residential area/commercial area
    • Location 41: low-density residential area
    • Location 61: Delmas 33, low-density residential area
    • Damage summary
  • Comparison of the remote damage assessments to the damage survey carried out on the ground
  • Performance of structures
    • Masonry buildings
    • Engineered concrete buildings
    • Steel structures
    • Historic buildings
    • Bridges
    • Local quarry sand and its effect on concrete strength
  • Damage distribution
    • Site amplification effects
    • Topographical effects
    • Geological boundaries
    • Landslides and soil failure
    • Building vulnerability
  • Disaster management and preparedness
  • Conclusions and recommendations
    • Damage assessments made from remote images
    • Variability of damage in Port-au-Prince
    • Liquefaction
    • Landslides
    • Structural performance
    • Lessons for future EEFIT missions

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
109
Publisher:
EEFIT

Tags

Report Disaster mitigation, management & recovery Resilience Structural failure Seismic & Vibration EEFIT

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