7.2 quake hits Bohol–Phivolcs
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A tectonic 7.2 magnitude quake was recorded near Bohol Tuesday morning with aftershocks expected, authorities said.
Initial reports said that four people had died.
The quake was recorded from two to five kilometers southeast of Carmen town at 8:12 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and the United States Geological Service reported.
Phivolcs said the earthquake had a depth of 33 kilometers.
The tremor lasted for a minute and triggered a blackout.
Several aftershocks were felt.
According to initial reports, some houses and buildings were damaged.
The earthquake was felt in parts of Visayas and Mindanao:
Intensity VI – Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
Intensity V- Iloilo, City
Intensity IV – Masbate City
Intensity III – Davao City
Damages were also expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.
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