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Bohol earthquake 2013 (updates, pictures, videos)

M 7.2 extremely dangerous earthquake in Bohol, Philippines has claimed lives of at least 171 people and injured more than 300 people.

The Bohol earthquake 2013 which occurred on October 15, 2013 at 00:12 (UTC) had its epicenter located just 5 km E of Balilihan, Philippines. It was 35.3 miles deep.

According to recent official reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 171 have been reported dead, 20 missing, and 375 people have been injured from 2013 Bohol earthquake. Fatalities are from Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor. The town of Loon, Bohol, has the largest number of casualties.

It is the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in 23 years releasing the energy equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

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Following are the impacts of the Bohol earthquake 2013 following the latest bulletin released by the NDRRMC at 06:00 PST (GMT+8) on October 18, 2013.

Bohol
-159 people confirmed dead, 181 people confirmed injured, and 20 confirmed missing.
-A total of 171,317 families affected by the quake.

Cebu
-11 people confirmed dead, 182 people injured.
-A total of 457,815 families affected by the quake.

Siquijor
-one person confirmed dead and three people injured from the quake.

Landslides have been reported in Cebu (Aloguinsan, Argao, Boljoon) and Bohol (Alicia, Atequero, Balilihan, Bilar, Carmen, Clarin, Corella, Cortes, Danao, Dimiao, Lila, Loboc, Loon).

Bohol_earthquake_2013_landslide_map

Cause of Bohol earthquake 2013

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the 7.2 earthquake may have been caused by a new or previously undiscovered fault line transecting Bohol running ENE-WSW parallel to the island's northwest coast.

About 1,581 aftershocks have been recorded since the main quake, NDRRMC said in its bulletin issued at 6:00 a.m. on October 18, 2013. Bohol Island is one of the seismically active areas in the country.

All operations of seaports in Bohol and Cebu are back to normal now.

Philippines earthquake history 

The deadliest and strongest quake recorded is the 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Mindanao in August 16, 1976 which triggered a tsunami and claimed over 4,500 lives.

Below are photos of damages caused by Bohol earthquake 2013 (Source AFP).

Bohol earthquake 2013 picture

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Below are some you tube videos of Bohol earthquake 2013.











Shaking Intensity (MMI)

VII (Very Strong): San Isidro, Danao, Loay, San Pascual, Jandayan and Inabanga
VI (Strong): Cebu City
V (Moderate): Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato and Iloilo
IV (Light): Davao

Epicenter Location

5 km E of Balilihan, Philippines
21 km SSE of Tibigan, Philippines
22 km NE of Tagbilaran, Philippines
35 km NE of Danao, Philippines
629 km SSE of Manila, Philippines

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 18, 2013

In collaboration with earthquake-report.com

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