Earthquake felt on campus
August 23, 2011
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that at 1:50 p.m. today, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale was felt across Virginia. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles northwest of Richmond.
Virginia Tech remains open and students, faculty, and staff are asked to remain calm and continue with normal activities. Classes will continue today and all university offices remain open.
If you become aware of any damaged caused by the earthquake, please report the damage to 540-231-4300. You may also call Virginia Tech Police at 540-231-6411 or call 911 if there is an emergency.
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