SU junior Sam Disston's Saturday morning began with the terrifying experience of Chile's 8.8-magnitude earthquake.
NOTE: Nineteen Syracuse University students currently live and study in Chile with SU Abroad. All safely survived Saturday's 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll has reached at least 700, and experts approximate that 2 million have been displaced by the damage.
Junior psychology and spanish major, Sam Disston is spending the semester in Santiago, Chile, and was awoken by the quake. Here is his personal reaction.
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Four weeks after the earthquake that left a large portion of Haiti destroyed, diggers found a man still trapped under a pile of rubble. Evan Muncie, 28, was discovered by workers clearing out the pile of concrete and crooked metal over the market where Muncie sold rice today.
Doctors say the man was more of a victim to malnutrition and dehydration than injuries sustained during the actual quake. Mr. Muncie is still unsure who brought him water during his captivity. Doctors say he could not have survived without drinking.
Hancock Airport ranks 10th in on-time arrival performance according to a study released by the Brookings Institute today, reports syracuse.com. The average time of delay in Syracuse was almost an hour according to the report, which was conducted over a 12-month period that ended in June.
After last weeks earthquake, rescue crews make the decision to call off the search for missing people.
According to abcnews.com, just five days after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake devastated Sumatra Island, rescue workers have called off the search for the missing. Rescue officials say that the chances of survival without food and water for this length of time is impossible, so; instead, they will put their efforts towards aid for survivors. Authorities are using helicopters to take the wounded to the hospital and drop food in isolated locations.