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7.2 quake hits Bohol–Phivolcs

Taken from USGS website

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.

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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.

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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

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Intensity III – Davao City

Damages were also expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.

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