On February 26th there was an 8.8 magnitude earthquake outside Concepcion, Chile.
All students who have arrived for orientation for the Spring semester are accounted for and are currently in Santiago, about 200 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, for orientation.
The earthquake and aftershocks were felt in Santiago and there has been some structural damage, including at the airport, which has been closed. Orientation activities for our students are taking place in a modern hotel in Santiago where there was no structural damage.
We will periodically update this page, as needed.
On the afternoon of May 12, a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale ripped through southwest China, killing at least 70,000 people, leaving more than five million homeless, and incurring damage estimated at $20 billion.
Meg Young ’07, a staff consultant with the international development group ECOLOGIA, was with her colleague and classmate Kate Leyland ’07 in the Sichuan Province city of Chengdu, 80 kilometers southeast of the quake’s epicenter, meeting with bankers when the Earth shook.