The magnitude 7.2 earthquake which rocked Region VII or Central Visayas Region today, Oct 15 2013, has brought at least 155 casualties and damaged historical sites in Cebu and Bohol. The quake was felt across neighboring areas in Visayas and some parts of Mindanao, like Zamboanga and Davao.
|Damaged Sto. Niño Church|
Phivolcs said the following intensities were felt:
Intensity VII - Tagbilaran, Bohol
Intensity VI - Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
Intensity V- Iloilo City; La Carlota
Intensity IV - Masbate City; Roxas City; San Jose, Culasi, Antique; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
Intensity III - Davao City
The quake has brought 110 after shocks, two of which measuring more than 5.0 in magnitude.
|The centuries-old Loboc Church in Bohol|
I am so saddened with this news I learned when my mom called me this morning who told me that they too felt the quake in Dumaguete. I am continuously praying for Central Visayas especially to my family, friends and relatives from back home. I have not even visited some of the historic sites severely damaged in Bohol. And was just there last August in Cebu strolling through Fort San Pedro, Basilica of Sto. Niño Church and Cathedral. It is so heartbreaking to see these damages. It is like losing a friend I met in one of my travels. Please continue to #PrayforVisayas and our country as a whole.
|Walkway of Fort San Pedro|
Not passable roads in Getafe, Bohol
Abatan Bridge, Bohol
Chocolate Hills Viewing Deck, Bohol
A street in Cebu
Barely standing building
Visayas region is continuously experiencing aftershocks with the current count of 912 reported.