Earthquake Shakes Night Classes at Valley College

Monarchs seating down listening to their lectures or taking tests, were disrupted by a brief 2.7 earthquake.

By: Jorge Belon, news editor


A 2.7 earthquake at 7:17 p.m. on Thursday became the second earthquake this week to shake Valley College.

The earthquake began at Universal City according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and it was felt at Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and the San Fernando Valley. The quake would only be felt for four seconds at Valley College.

“It was small and short,” said nursing major Lucy Torres. “But it did shake up and disturbed the flow of the classroom.”

Half way through the night class at Valley, the floor began to growl and tremble, the projector screen moved on its own for a few seconds, but the classes continued going as the quake ended promptly.

“There were some ladies in my history class,” said chemistry major Lissette Gilberto. “They yelled when the quake started, but my professor clamed them down, and insured them that if this was a serious earthquake, we have an evacuation plan ready to go.”

No injuries or damages have been reported yet.

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