Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti earthquake


By Michael Wilson, Ed Frey and Dave Waddington
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has put up a large, detailed poster about the geology of the Haitian earthquake. The poster is in the hallway across from the Geology lab (3805) at the New Westminster Campus, and a copy will be posted at the David Lam Campus this week. Alongside the poster, we have indicated links for additional information.

The poster was prepared by the US Geological Survey only hours after the earthquake and was printed here on campus.

We hope that people on campus will find this information interesting and useful and, of course, that everyone will contribute in their own way to the relief effort. Here is a link to Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade describing Canada's relief efforts.

For information on earthquakes, both local and international, go to the Earthquakes Canada website, which also has links concerning the Haitian earthquake.

For anyone wanting to contribute to the relief effort in Haiti, visit the Canadian Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders – doug editor