Professor safe after earthquake, tsunami warning in Chile

April 2, 2014

Associate Professor of Teacher Education Dr. Cecile Arquette, who is teaching in Valparaiso, Chile, this semester, reported no damage from the April 1 earthquake that rattled northern Chile and prompted a tsunami warning.

The 8.2-magnitude quake was centered 1,000 miles away and prompted an evacuation warning. Arquette and her family briefly retreated to their apartment building’s roof. The earthquake generated a 6-foot wave that only affected the city’s beach.

Follow Arquette’s Fulbright teaching experience at her blog.