Lipscomb group abroad in Chile safe from earthquake

Lipscomb group abroad in Chile safe from earthquake...

Lipscomb group abroad in Chile safe from earthquake

Lipscomb students living in Chile this semester were far from the danger zone when the deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake violently shook the country Tuesday.

The university confirmed the group’s well-being in a press release from Assistant Vice President of Communication and Marketing Kim Chaudoin.

“Lipscomb University students who are studying abroad in Santiago, Chile are more than 1,000 miles away from an earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile …,” Chaudoin wrote. “University officials have confirmed the safety of all team members.”

Theology and ethics professor Lee Camp is leading the group while they are away, and he provided insight into the situation for the university in an email at 10:20 p.m. CST.

“All is well here,” Camp wrote in the email. “No effects of the earthquake in Santiago.”

A 7.6-magnitude after-shock hit the region less than 24 hours after the quake. The after-shock itself is reportedly stronger than any quake to hit the U.S. since the 7.8-magnitude 1906 San Francisco earthquake.



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