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IBM and startup Grillo seek to bring low-cost, early-warning earthquake detection devices to Puerto Rico

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IBM and startup Grillo seek to bring low-cost, early-warning earthquake detection devices to Puerto Rico

In January 2020, Puerto Rico was throttled by earthquakes over a stretch of several weeks, wreaking havoc on homes, infrastructure and causing displacement of a mass of its citizens. According to some estimates, the economic toll from earthquakes in the Greater Antilles area that year resulted in $3.1 billion in damages. The Caribbean, in general, is a highly seismic region because of its location —sitting within an intersection of juggernaut tectonic plates.

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