News: Earthquake Hit Bohol This Morning

It breaks my heart as a Filipino when we hear defaced tourism spots or great landmarks to be demolished. More so when it is caused by natural elements like typhoons or earthquakes where we cannot do anything about it.

Basilica de Sto. Nino in Cebu

Basilica de Sto. Nino in Cebu

Earlier this morning, a reported tectonic 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Bohol at about 8am whose significant damages reached as far Cebu and Negros Oriental.

Netizens from the social media shared on the Internet photos of the destroyed Baclayon Church bell tower, and reported damages to Basilica de Sto. Nino in Cebu City, and Loboc Church and Dauis Church, both in Bohol, among others.

The strong quake reportedly struck in Carmen, Bohol as its center according to PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology). Second photo and details here.

October 15, 2013 Bohol Earthquake Location and Magnitude

October 15, 2013 Bohol Earthquake Location and Magnitude

Government agency National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are now undertaking protocol precautionary measures.”

Visayas & Mindanao Emergency Hotlines: Office of Civil Defense regional offices from the Office of the President

Visayas & Mindanao Emergency Hotlines: Office of Civil Defense regional offices from the Office of the President

To our friends and families in the Visayas region, take care and keep safe as aftershocks may still occur.

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