Three CSUS students safe after Japan disaster

Marshall Hampson

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After the 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, allthree Sacramento State students studying abroad in Japan have reported to be in safe condition after replying to an email sent by school officials, said Global Education Study Abroad Adviser Janus Silvers.

“They’re safe and they are OK,” Silvers said. “We sent quick messages to them making sure they were doing alright after the earthquake.”

The students are studying abroad at two campuses in Japan – Yokohama National University and Waseda University.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 231 miles northeast of Tokyo. The earthquake caused a tsunami immediately after the initial temblor.

Both Yokohama National University and Waseda University are located 245 miles southwest of the epicenter. Classes at Waseda University will remain in session, according to the Waseda University website. Yokohama National University will have planned blackouts due to an electricity shortage from the earthquake, according to the school’s website.

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