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Title: USGS Installing Seismometers in Haiti
Description: USGS seismologist Doug Given worked with colleagues from the Bureau des Mines et de l'Energie to install a seismometer. Seismometers monitor the earth's movement and can detect and measure aftershocks. Given traveled to Haiti with USGS colleagues Susan Hough, Mark Meremonte, and J. Zebulon Maharrey shortly after a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. The installation of seismometers helps USGS scientists understand why some parts of Port-au-Prince experienced more damage from the earthquake than others and which areas are most vulnerable for future earthquakes.
Photographer: Sue Hough , U.S. Geological Survey
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