Earthquake in NYC region

April 05, 2024

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake with its epicenter in Lebanon, N.J., (approximately 50 miles west of Manhattan) occurred the morning of April 5 at 10:23 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.

University Facilities and Operations staff are walking through campus to observe for any damage or related issues, with no issues reported yet. If you see damage or an unsafe condition on campus, please immediately contact Facilities.

  • At Morningside/Manhattanville, call or text 212-854-2222 or email [email protected].
  • At the Medical Center, call 212-305-HELP (4357), option 3 or email [email protected]
  • For students living in the Morningside residence halls, the Hartley Hospitality Desk can be reached 24/7 at 212-854-2779.

To report an emergency on campus 24/7, call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at Morningside, 212-853-3333 at Manhattanville, and 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center.

View this resource for safety information in response to an earthquake.

For the latest city-wide updates, visit the NYC Emergency Management posts on X.

The Emergency Management Operations Team is monitoring the situation and will keep you updated by email and/or text as well as via the Columbia Preparedness site and the Medical Center Operations site should new information become available that impacts you or our campus.

Emergency Management Operations Team