7.2 Earthquake Hits Philippines – Photos and Videos

Cebu-Bohol-October-15-Earthquake-PhotosManila, Philippines – An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit Central Visayas, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

The major quake struck at 8:12 am, and was centered 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen, Bohol was followed quickly by a second, 5.4 shake and more than 50 other aftershocks.

According to U.S. Geological Survey, the first quake hit 19 miles east/southeast of Tibigan; 25 miles south/southwest of Talibon; and east/northeast of Tagbilaran.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a Pacific-wide tsunami threat.

There were 20 casualties in Cebu reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC).

Buildings and properties were damaged including the historic Loboc Church.


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Photo: Robert Michael Poole 

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