Information on Tremors Felt on Campus 8-23-11

Dear Columbia Community,

The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 centered in northern Virginia that has been felt here in New York City, including on Columbia's campuses.  Public Safety and Facilities are checking all University buildings and there has been no reported damage.  We believe that those who prudently self-evacuated can safely re-enter their buildings and continue normal operations if they have not already done so.

We will provide updates of any new information on the University homepage,


Joe Ienuso
Executive Vice President for Columbia University Facilities