Trusted and Scientific Sources of Information

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We have compiled a list of reliable and scientific sources to help you learn more and stay informed about earthquakes, the science behind these seismic events, mental and public health, as well as a list of media outlets and journalists who have been covering the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Most of the news articles and blog posts are in Spanish, unless otherwise indicated by the title.

Share or Create Informational or Scientific Content

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CienciaPR has a long history of tapping into the collective knowledge of our community to create educational and informational content to make science accessible and relevant to the Puerto Rican context and culture. We invite members of our community to submit short articles or videos about earthquake-related topics to publish and distribute widely through our website and social media platforms (instructions below). To submit a short article or video, contact our Director of Communications Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer (

Ask Your Institution's Support for Puerto Rico

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If you work at an academic or educational institution outside of Puerto Rico, there are a number of ways in which you can help. In addition to considering donating, or volunteering your expertise or science communication skills, you can also advocate to your university to 1) support relief efforts in Puerto Rico or 2) make accommodations for students and trainees applying to educational or research programs. We recommend you send the message below to Deans of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate School, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, etc. 

Money and Materials Donations

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[UPDATED JANUARY 14, 2020, 4:19PM PT]

We recommend supporting Puerto Rico-based organizations that have the resources, trust, and know-how to work with local communities. This is a list of vetted organizations who are providing earthquake support and relief in Puerto Rico. 


The following organizations are collecting money donations to help affected families and communities:

Participantes del Programa RISE-UP visitan la Escuela de Arquitectura de la UPRRP

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Como parte de las actividades del proyecto interdisciplinario Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Education – Undergraduate Program (RISE-UP), los estudiantes participantes del programa se dieron cita en Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras (UPRRP), donde participaron de una serie de conferencias a lo largo del día que fueron desde aspectos microbiológicos hasta de diseño y fabricación digital en el desarrollo de infraestructura. La jornada, que tuvo a lugar el pasado sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2019, dio inicio con la conferencia Aerobiología de Ambientes e Interiores presentada por el Dr. Benjamín Bolaños, profesor del Departamento de microbiología y zoología del Recinto de Ciencias Medicas.

Asistentes de Investigación del programa RISE-UP son becados para asistir a la conferencia Emerging Researchers National (ERN) en Washington, DC

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 Los asistentes de investigación del programa RISE-UP Kenny Hall y Norman Burgos del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico  - Mayagüez y Jorge Soldevila Irizarry del Departamento de Ciencias Sociales del mismo recinto fueron seleccionados para recibir una beca que les permitirá presentar sus trabajos de investigación en la conferencia Emerging Researchers National (ERN).


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