Caribbean

Earthquake Early-Warnings

Project Partners

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.

countries

26

population

44M

Mag 7 EARTHQUAKEs

12

FATALITIES HAITI 2010

200K

technology

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?

Do you wish to be involved?

Stages

To deliver a complete regional EEW, the project will be phased with each participatory country.

Year 1 Q1

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.

Year 1 Q2
Year 2 Q1

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation hosts the OpenEEW project, promoting it globally

Clinton Global Initiative

Creating partnerships to deploy an open source EEW in Puerto Rico.

Year 2 Q4

Do you wish to Contribute?

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.​

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