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Central Visayas | Photos of Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake (Bohol, Cebu)

Central Visayas | Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake  | Cebu Bohol Earthquake

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 | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
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 | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
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 | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
Walkway of Fort San Pedro
Clarin, Bohol Church | Cebu Bohol Earthquake

Not passable roads in Getafe, Bohol | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
 Not passable roads in Getafe, Bohol

Abatan bridge, Bohol | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
Abatan Bridge, Bohol

Chocolate Hills Viewing Deck, Bohol | Cebu Bohol Earthquake

Chocolate Hills Viewing Deck, Bohol

A street in Bohol
A street in Cebu

Barely standing building | Cebu Bohol Earthquake
Barely standing building

Rescue operations| Cebu Bohol Earthquake
Rescue operations

Visayas region is continuously experiencing aftershocks with the current count of 912 reported.

*Photos from twitter and facebook (Philippine Earthquake News Updates)

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


Unknown said...

i LOVE OLD CHURCHES. But the LIVES of many are the most important above all else....praying for the better!

Elal Lasola said...

@Paula: Praying for them too.

Elal Lasola said...

@Manong Unyol: What we need to do is be prepared for whatever that is coming our way.

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