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COLLAPSED CHURCH PHOTO BY A BAYAN PATROLLER. Collapsed bell tower of the oldest church in the Philippines, Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in downtown Cebu City.

Breaking news! Magnitude 7.2 slams Cebu, Bohol and other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao

 

 Bridges all over in Bohol were damaged, old churches and several malls in Cebu were hardly slammed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the epicenter in Visayas early this morning. The quake struck at 08:12 local time (0012 GMT) some five kilometers (three miles) east of Balilihan, in the Bohol region of the archipelago, at a depth of 56 kilometers, the United States Geological Survey reported. According to NDRRMC, hardest hits are Tagbilaran, Bohol; Inigaran, Negros Occidental; and Iloilo City. Earthquake occurred inland so there should be no cause for alarm for a tsunami, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology […]