Manila, 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.
Chocolate Hills leaning tower of Bohol collapsed…. pic.twitter.com/SIWiU9t2pF
— Robert Michael Poole (@tokyodrastic) October 15, 2013
Photo: Robert Michael Poole