Bohol Philippines Hit By A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

A magnitude 7.2 quake hit Bohol on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs said the quake occurred 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen town at 8:12 a.m. Four people were initially reported dead in Cebu City, according to Office of Civil Defense Region 7 Director Minda Morante. Morante said the four people died after a structure collapsed in Pasil Fish Port at the height of the quake. Phivolcs said the following quake intensities were felt: Intensity VII – Tagbilaran, Bohol Intensity VI – Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Intensity V – Iloilo City; La Carlota, Negros Occidental Intensity IV – Masbate City; Roxas City; San Jose, Culasi, Antique; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental Intensity III – Davao City At least 20 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck Bohol on Tuesday morning, shortly after 8 a.m., according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).source abd-cbn. The quake was centered deep below Carmen town on Bohol Island Tuesday morning. Radio station DZMM quoted civil defense officials as saying that four people died when part of a fish port collapsed.
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