Earthquake rattles HU campus, no damages or injuries


Huntington, Ind. — An earthquake in north central Indiana sent tremors through Indianapolis, Huntington and Fort Wayne this morning at 7:55 a.m. Maintenance crews are checking over the campus, but there have been no reports of damage or injuries at this time. Observers say the event was noticeable, but mild.

Huntington University is observing the Christmas holiday this week. There were relatively few people on campus this morning.

Originally estimated at a magnitude of 4.2, the quake was later downgraded to 3.8 on the Richter Scale.


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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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