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The University of La Verne has taken extra precautions toward earthquake preparedness in light of recent earthquakes in the Los Angeles County to prepare students and faculty in case of emergency.
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.
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.
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.
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has served as a wake-up call for California residents wondering when and where the next “big one” might happen, and how best to prepare.
Earthquakes have been shaking the Western Hemisphere quite frequently in the past few months. From Haiti to Chile and most recently Mexico, uneasiness about the tectonic plates shifting raises the ever present question of preparedness for when a quake’s epicenter is near your home.
Ben Van Kleeck, a University of La Verne student who is studying abroad in Chile, was in the country’s capital of Santiago when the 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country Feb. 27.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti has led the La Verne community – including the University of La Verne, city of La Verne and Church of the Brethren – to join hands and provide relief for the victims of this devastating natural disaster.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of La Verne dropped and covered at exactly 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 for “The Great California Shake Out” earthquake drill.