June 23, 2010 - 3:31pm
An 5.0-magnitude earthquake near Ottawa, Canada, is felt throughout Upstate New York.

Sara Brodowski was typing away on her MacBook Pro in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications' Collaborative Media Room when she noticed something out of the ordinary.

The media management graduate student's fingers were shaking on the keyboard, so she looked around to see what caused the commotion. 

"I thought it was someone stomping around," Brodowski said. 

But the real catalyst wasn't a rowdy student. It was an earthquake.

March 17, 2010 - 6:56am
Moving on after my first earthquake experience, despite major aftershocks

Am I safe?


Am I scared?


Am I staying in Chile?


February 28, 2010 - 1:02pm
SU junior Sam Disston's Saturday morning began with the terrifying experience of Chile's 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

NOTE: Nineteen Syracuse University students currently live and study in Chile with SU Abroad.  All safely survived Saturday's 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll has reached at least 700, and experts approximate that 2 million have been displaced by the damage.

Junior psychology and spanish major, Sam Disston is spending the semester in Santiago, Chile, and was awoken by the quake. Here is his personal reaction.

January 22, 2010 - 12:06am
More than 300 SU students, professors and community members gathered at Hendricks Chapel Thursday night to show support for victims of the earthquake.

Leslie Johnson told a crowd of over 300 people, “The facts are out, the facts are true.”

He spoke at the candlelight vigil for Haiti earthquake victims in front of Hendricks Chapel Thursday night. “Over 10,000 Haitians were buried in one communal grave.”

“The facts are true. It could have been us.”

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near its capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, claiming over 200,000 lives and leaving thousands more homeless or without family.