In a media interview in January 2010, geologist Robert Yeats, now a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, sounded the alarm on Port‐au‐Prince, Haiti, as an “earthquake time bomb.” Yeats identified the region as being at critical risk due to its potential for major seismic activity—in large part because of its huge population growth in recent years. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck the city, leaving more than 100,000 people dead and triggering an enormous humanitarian crisis. In this timely study, Yeats sheds light on that event, as well as nearly two dozen other earthquake hotspots the world over...

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