4 dead as 7.2 quake hits Bohol

AND THEY CAME TUMBLING DOWN First images of the damage caused by the 7.2 magnitude  earthquake that hit Cebu City and parts of Visayas and Mindanao Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. This is the Budget Builders and Abuhan Dos in Bohol after the quake.  Photo by JAY ROMMEL LABRA

MANILA, Philippines — At least four people were killed when a 7.2 earthquake hit Bohol and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The Office of Civil Defense Region VII said four people were killed at the Pasil Fish Port in Cebu City after a portion of its structure collapsed.


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

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