Earthquake Rattles Cal Poly Pomona, Campus Remains Open

Earthquake Rattles Cal Poly Pomona, Campus Remains Open

Cal Poly Pomona was rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake about 11:45 a.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, July 29. According to early reports, the epicenter of the quake was Chino Hills.

At this time, the full extent of injuries and damages at the university are not available. Early reports show no one was injured and minor damages in buildings throughout campus.

The university remains open at this time, and is reviewing its operations and assessing damages.  

People on the university campus at the time of the earthquake were asked to evacuate their buildings and stay in pre-designated safe zones as injuries and damages were being assessed. Building marshalls are determining whether various buildings on campus will be reopened.

Additional emergency information will be available on the university home page (, the university hotline (866-869-POLY) and PolyCentric (