Haiti's Lack of Seismic Monitoring Stations Will Complicate Rebuilding


Years before this week's deadly earthquake in Haiti, scientists urged the government there to install a network of seismic monitoring stations because of concerns that the fault near the capital Port-au-Prince was becoming active. Because they were never installed, rebuilding the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere -- expected to cost billions -- will be far more difficult than it would have been otherwise.