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ISU students studying in Anchorage reported safe after earthquake

December 4, 2018

Multiple Idaho State University students studying in Anchorage, Alaska, were reported safe after the city was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Friday morning.

ISU partnered with the University of Alaska, Anchorage, to create the UAA-ISU College of Pharmacy in 2016.

After a massive earthquake hit Anchorage, ISU stated in a press release that no students or faculty from the college had been harmed in any way, and every person’s family had been contacted.

Due to the earthquake, an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 residents lost power, multiple buildings suffered structural damage and some roads collapsed and were closed.

According to the press release, leadership from the pharmacy program are working to make sure everyone has power, water, heat and food. Additionally, damage to the UAA campus was reportedly found to be repairable and less substantial than some of the infrastructure damage seen elsewhere in the city.

The campus was evacuated and classes have been suspended indefinitely, the press release said.

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