EERI response to M6.4 Puerto Rico earthquake

On Tuesday, January 7, a M6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the impacted communities.

EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in the impacted region as part of its Learning from Earthquakes Program and is considering an EERI response. 

Visit the USGS website for more information.

How you can contribute:

EERI members and other earthquake risk reduction professionals can contribute to reconnaissance efforts for this earthquake in the following ways:

  1. Use the Fulcrum app to collect and share reconnaissance data

We encourage EERI members conducting reconnaissance to collect data using the EERI reconnaissance data collection form in the Fulcrum app. To collect data through the EERI Fulcrum Community account, please sign up here. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to download the Fulcrum app on your phone (users are manually approved so there may be a short delay in receiving this email). To learn more about how to use the Fulcrum app, you can view a series of short tutorial videos here

If you have questions about using the Fulcrum app, please contact Simone Nageon de Lestang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Inform EERI of your reconnaissance plans

If you will be participating as a part of a reconnaissance mission, recovery mission, or traveling to the impacted area for any other purpose, please contact Maggie Ortiz-Millan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to inform her of your timeline and travel details. EERI can help link you to others in the field, support you in efforts to share photos or observations, and connect you with the EERI team (if one is mobilized).

  1. Volunteer with the Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team

Research specific topics to gain an understanding of the extent of damage in the region. VERT reports will be used to help inform the LFE Executive Committee’s response to this earthquake. Join VERT by signing up here.

  1. Other ways to contribute

We encourage earthquake investigators to contact Maggie Ortiz-Millan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if they have suggestions about how they can contribute.

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