Accession Number : ADA538458


Title :   Army Engineer Divers: First In Port-Au-Prince Harbor


Corporate Author : 569TH ENGINEER DIVE DETACHMENT FORT EUSTIS VA


Personal Author(s) : Sann, Scott ; Hallman, Jerry M ; Ulbrich, David J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538458.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : A massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale shook Port-au-Prince in Haiti on 12 January 2010. Physical damage and loss of life reached cataclysmic proportions, with at least 200,000 Haitians dead, 250,000 injured, 500,000 homeless, and 300,000 buildings destroyed or condemned. The quake also closed Baie de Port-au-Prince and ruined its main pier and quay, leaving large sections submerged or damaged and severely degrading the ability to offload desperately needed supplies.


Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , PIERS , DIVERS , HARBORS , SKILLS , EARTHQUAKES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE