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Earthquake information

The safety of the students and staff in the residence halls at Cheyney University is our highest priority. Students and their guest must follow the direction of University Officials at all times during an emergency.

An earthquake can occur at any moment and planning the moment before the actual event may not be possible. However, here are a few tips obtained from the American Red Cross webpage http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/earthquake to be aware of should an earthquake take place.

An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country.