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Philippines Earthquake 2013: Several dead in Balilihan

Update October 18, 2013
The death toll has risen to 171 with 20 people still missing. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

Related post: Bohol earthquake 2013 (updates, pictures, videos)

Update October 16, 2013
The death toll has risen to 144 with 23 missing.  According to the Cebu City Disaster Office Operations Officer Alvin Santillana, the Philippines Earthquake 2013 has caused P331 million in damage to the City, mostly to private and public structures.

M 7.2 extremely dangerous earthquake shakes Balilihan, Philippines today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Philippines Earthquake 2013 epicenter was located just  5 km E of Balilihan, Philippines. It was 35.3 miles deep.

Radio station DZMM quoted civil defense officials as saying that four people died when part of a fish port collapsed. Many provincial authorities have suspended classes for today. There are also reports of many collapsed houses in Bohol.

Philippines Earthquake 2013 has also collapsed a 400 year old church in Bohol.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there was no widespread threat of a tsunami, but it warned that earthquakes this large can sometimes cause tsunamis within 61 miles (100 kilometers) of the epicenter.

GDACS has issued a red earthquake alert in Philippines. The maximum Tsunami wave height is estimated 0.3 m in Guindulman, Philippines. This height is estimated for 15-Oct-2013 00:25:38.

00:12 UTC (local time 2013-10-15 08:12 @ epicenter)

Below is the photo of the damaged Church of San Pedro in the town Loboc, Bohol (AFP).


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 15 , 2013

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