Earthquakes in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is a highly seismic region in which large magnitude earthquakes occur. Providing alerts to populations before destructive shaking is felt, could save many lives.
Mag 7 EARTHQUAKEs
FATALITIES HAITI 2010
How does the system this work?
The Grillo early-warning system relies on a network of sensors that are distributed around each Caribbean island. These sensors are all communicating with a cloud server that interprets the data in real time, and sends alerts when an earthquake is detected.
What is the process?
We speak to local seismologists and engineers to ensure good regional knowledge and obtain buy-in for the project’s longevity.
Having determined the optimum locations, the nodes are installed and configured. Locations are carefully chosen with help from the community.
To deliver a complete regional EEW, the project will be phased with each participatory country.
Data on AWS
Over 1TB of data from Grillo’s EEW is open sourced and shared on the AWS Open Data program.
Call for Code
Grillo joins IBM’s Call for Code program that allows open sourcing of its key technologies.
The Linux Foundation hosts the OpenEEW project, promoting it globally
Clinton Global Initiative
Creating partnerships to deploy an open source EEW in Puerto Rico.
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Case Study: Mexico
Following the devastating 2017 earthquakes in Mexico, USAID and Roddenberry Foundation supported Grillo in the creation of a new Mexican earthquake early-warning system with 50 sensors.
The system has to date provided over 1000 alerts and is being used by 12,000+ users via phone app, home device and school loudspeakers.