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La Verne earthquake rattles students’ nerves

Hundreds of University of La Verne students were evacuated from their classrooms and dormitories around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after an earthquake rattled the University, prompting a school-wide check for structural damage and gas leaks and interrupting the first session of many evening courses.

U.S. needs earthquake early warning technology

Last month Mexico City suffered a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that left more than 200 dead. Fortunately, the seismic warning system that has been in place since 1991 successfully gave the population crucial seconds to flee vulnerable buildings and prepare for the worst. The United States, however, has no such system in place; if an earthquake were to hit California, people would have no way of knowing with some advanced warning and that would decrease their chances of getting to safety. The technology already exists, so there is no excuse as to why the U.S. government has not implemented it while our neighbors south of us have.

La Verne prepares for earthquakes

University students, faculty and administrators participated in an earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 at the same time as millions of other Californians for the Great California ShakeOut.

Ice walls are not a solution, Japan

Since March 2011, toxic nuclear waste has been spreading to the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami.

Emergency fair shakes things up

Safety awareness and preparation were brought to the attention of students and faculty at the Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Oct. 5 in the Campus Center.

U.S. not in danger from Japanese radiation

The meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear Reactor in Fukushima, Japan has brought more devastation to a country already recovering from an earthquake and tsunami.

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