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GDUFS Students and Teacher Remain Safe in Japan's Earthquake

Time:March 12, 2011  Author:  Editor:  Source:   Photo:

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu Island at 2:46 pm (local time) Friday. The 30 students and one teacher from GDUFS who are studying in Japan are confirmed to be safe.


According to the US Geological Survey, the hypocenter was 130km east of Sendai on Honshu Island at a depth of about 24km. After the earthquake, GDUFS authorities paid close attention to the safety of the students and teacher studying in Japan. Under the instruction of school leaders, an emergency response team was set up. The team tried to find the whereabouts of the students and teacher in Japan through contact with Embassy of China in Japan, the Consulate-General of Japan in Guangzhou and various universities in Japan.


There are 27 undergraduate students, three graduate students and one visiting teacher from GDUFS in Japan's seven universities. Five of them are students in Josai International University which is near the epicenter. Teachers and students in the Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures tried to make contact with students learning in Japan as soon as they heard about the quake. The International Office worked around the clock to ensure students in Japan can contact GDUFS at anytime.


After hours of efforts, we got in touch with all the students and the teacher in Japan. Thankfully, they are all safe. GDUFS informed parents of this piece of good news. Parents expressed their gratitude to the school for their deep concern for the students. The International Office has also expressed its condolences to the Japanese students and teachers here at GDUFS.


                                            Source: GDUFS News Website


kat's notes: great job! I made a few editing changes :)