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Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
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This seismic risk profile of Puerto Rico, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
New U.S. Geological Survey science provides commonwealth officials, emergency managers and the public the ability to view probabilities of hurricane-induced coastal change along Puerto Rico’s coastline prior to storms this hurricane season.
United States Geological Survey
As Puerto Rico seeks to improve power grid wiped out by hurricanes Maria and Fiona, can solar microgrids help keep the lights on?
In the wake of the 2020-2021 Southwest Puerto Rico earthquake sequence, researchers asked emergency responders and residents in affected communities about the information they needed to prepare for the next earthquake.
Seismological Society of America
Catamaran resting on resting on a residential neighborhood street after Hurricane Ian
The state's affordable housing crisis has made it almost impossible for storm victims to get back on their feet.
Grist Magazine
Why is it that five years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was so unprepared for Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm?
New York Times, the
Landslide-affected road
Since 2017, when rainfall from Hurricane Maria triggered landslides, USGS, UPRM, the Natural Hazards Center, and community leaders have worked together to create communication materials, a landslide forecasting network, and—most importantly—trust.
Natural Hazards Center
Collapsed house
“Refuse to glorify resilience; demand accountability.” Thus reads a meme on Puerto Rican social media, the background image a house with a wind-battered roof, a combination of rusted tin and ragged palm tree leaves.
Union of South American Nations

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