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New Bohol sinkhole creates panic

New Bohol sinkhole has created panic after the residents have been advised to evacuate the area.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau has warned high threat of a landslide due to the new sinkhole in Tagbilaran City in Bohol.

Four people died as a sinkhole "swallowed" a house in Brgy. Ubojan, Antequerra, Bohol some days ago.

According to the Philippine Information Agency's (PIA) Bohol office, sinkhole in Poblacion 1 is one of 50 sinkholes in Tagbilaran City that emerged after the Oct. 15 quake.

Related post: Deadliest earthquake in 23 years hits Philippines



Several geologists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) have been already conducting a Geo-hazard mapping in Bohol and Cebu.

The base of Bohol and Cebu is made of limestone whose erosion often result in sinkholes.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 30, 2013

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