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M7.1 - 2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines (20 deaths reported)
USGS ^ | October 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by bd476

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To: cloudmountain

I think you’re being a little hasty. Best to think positive and learn a little first.


101 posted on 10/14/2013 10:00:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Windflier

While I do understand your frustration because I have felt the pinch myself, the metric system has been actively and voluntarily used in the scientific community for decades, by the American military since before WWII and in some American sporting events since the 1960s.


102 posted on 10/14/2013 10:03:39 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Yes,it is sad when there is loss of life. I can see Bohol from my beach. It is not far from here.
Note for those interested in earthquake notification, the USGS will send you an Email whenever there is a quake in the world.
Sign up here:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

I have been on their list for a few years. I see that they are now somewhat shutdown thanks to the Marxist In Chief.


103 posted on 10/14/2013 10:08:49 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: demshateGod

“This is the muzzie Island right?”
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NO, it is not.


104 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:48 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: bd476; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; Alamo-Girl; ...

Prayers needed.....big earthquake in the Philippines. FReepers in the area.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3078944/posts?page=59#59


105 posted on 10/14/2013 10:13:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AlexW

Glad you and yours are okay Alex.

California is scheduled for its Annual Shake-Out Earthquake
Safety Preparation Awareness Day on October 17, 2013 yet
local Geologists and Seismologists from USGS and CalTech
have been noticeably absent from the media since the shutdown.

That USGS mailing list has been flooding my inbox for years.


106 posted on 10/14/2013 10:18:48 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476; All

Still having small after-shocks, but no problem.


107 posted on 10/14/2013 10:21:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!


108 posted on 10/14/2013 10:22:54 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

No problem....been thru a few quakes myself, but not in the center yet. Hopefully never.

Prayers up for everyone.


109 posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AlexW
AlexW wrote: "Still having small after-shocks, but no problem."

Alex, you probably know this already, but aftershocks are earthquakes. An aftershock is no less an earthquake than a primary quake and often does as much damage. The seismic waves from the primary earthquake in the 1994 Northridge earthquake triggered a devastating earthquake 15 miles South and East of the epicenter on a fault line no one knew existed prior to that day. Yet because it followed the first quake, it was labeled an aftershock.

Stay safe and stay away from tall buildings and power lines as much as you possibly can for the next several days.

110 posted on 10/14/2013 10:37:15 PM PDT by bd476
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To: All
Image from USGS website

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) – 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:

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at a depth of about 33 km, Phivolcs said. The USGS also measured the magnitude of the quake at 7.2 but said the quake had a depth of 56.8 kms.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, meanwhile, said there was no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami after the quake.

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected from the quake.

Radio DYAB reporter June Perez, who is based in Cebu City, said the quake was felt in the city for about 30 seconds.

Collapsed bell tower of the oldest church in the country, Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño in Downtown Cebu City. Photo courtesy of Cebu Bayan Patroller

"Malakas ang pagyanig na aabot ng mga halos mga 30 seconds na malakas na paglindol," Perez told dzMM.

Perez said he also received reports that the quake felt was felt in parts of Southern Leyte province. - with a report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM


111 posted on 10/14/2013 10:45:41 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
the metric system has been actively and voluntarily used in the scientific community for decades, by the American military since before WWII and in some American sporting events since the 1960s.

I understand all that, but using metric as a numeric language when communicating to the broad American public is guaranteed to inflict blanks of non-comprehension on most recipients.

I honestly appreciate it when I'm watching a science program and a scientist takes the care to speak to his American audience in units of measure they instantly recognize. Being somewhat of a junkie for that sort of programming, I know that he's consciously going the distance to achieve simple understanding on the part of his viewers.

The ubiquitous usage of metric units of measure in the common dialog is a pet peeve of mine. For me, it's just another invalidation and rejection of my American culture by the same forces that don't like my language or my heritage on this continent.

They're forcing me to be illiterate and innumerate in my own country.

112 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bd476

“Alex, you probably know this already, but aftershocks are earthquakes.”
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Yes, of course, but these are barely noticeable. One would have to be sitting still, as I am, to even notice them.


113 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:56 PM PDT by AlexW
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Date - Time                      Latitude  Longitude   Depth   Magnitude      Location
(Philippine Time)                (ºN)         (ºE)          

15 Oct 2013 - 01:12 PM        09.78     123.87        005       4.2     015 km N 6° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 01:12 PM        09.78     123.87        005       4.2     015 km N 6° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 12:36 AM        09.84     123.91        008       4.5     009 km N 40° W of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 12:22 PM        09.93     124.10        053       4.8     042 km N 40° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:42 AM        09.71     123.80        001       3.1     009 km N 40° W of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:39 AM        09.83     123.95        001       3.0     022 km N 26° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM        09.84     123.88        001       3.9     022 km N 8° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:29 AM        09.82     123.92        017       2.9     021 km N 20° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:22 AM        10.03     124.16        008       2.9     055 km N 38° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:19 AM        09.91     124.07        010       3.1     038 km N 38° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 11:00 AM        09.79     123.98        015       3.1     021 km N 40° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 10:42 AM        09.85     124.03        016       4.2     030 km N 39° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 10:36 AM        09.91     124.03        003       3.9     035 km N 33° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 10:31 AM        09.81     123.99        029       3.2     023 km N 40° E of Tagbilaran City

15 Oct 2013 - 09:37 AM        10.01     124.21        016       4.3     021 km N 6° E of Carmen (Bohol)

15 Oct 2013 - 09:30 AM        09.84     124.03        007       3.7     002 km N 53° E of Catigbian (Bohol)

15 Oct 2013 - 09:07 AM        09.99     124.25        018       3.7     020 km N 19° W of Carmen (Bohol)

15 Oct 2013 - 08:28 AM        09.91     124.14        023       3.4     011 km N 32° W of Carmen (Bohol)

15 Oct 2013 - 08:12 AM        09.80     124.20        033       7.2     002 km S 16° E of Carmen (Bohol)

15 Oct 2013 - 01:01 AM        09.94     126.05        008       3.4     004 km S 65° E of San Benito (Surigao del Norte)

14 Oct 2013 - 08:48 PM        13.80     121.84        032       2.3     014 km S 17° E of Padre Burgos (Quezon)

14 Oct 2013 - 07:59 PM        06.95     126.26        084       4.1     005 km S 87° E of Mati (Davao Oriental)

14 Oct 2013 - 06:59 PM        15.02     120.05        083       3.4     002 km N 83° W of San Narciso (Zambales)

14 Oct 2013 - 06:15 PM        10.81     126.05        132       3.2     044 km S 56° E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar)

14 Oct 2013 - 03:11 PM        10.97     124.61        007       2.6     003 km S 08° E of Ormoc City

14 Oct 2013 - 05:16 AM        05.86     125.51        026       3.0     012 km S 79° W of Jose Abad Santos (Trinidad) (Davao del Sur)

14 Oct 2013 - 01:36 AM        04.36     127.70        095       3.5     274 km S 64° E of Sarangani (Davao del Sur)

13 Oct 2013 - 11:19 PM        07.17     124.78        013       3.1     004 km S 21° W of Carmen (North Cotabato)

13 Oct 2013 - 08:30 PM        13.54     121.46        001       4.0     029 km S 66° E of Lobo (Batangas)

13 Oct 2013 - 06:32 PM        05.87     125.50        025       3.5     045 km S 54° E of General Santos City

13 Oct 2013 - 01:13 PM        13.47     121.80        022       1.9     004 km N 66° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 12:50 PM        13.53     121.57        005       1.8     030 km N 74° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 11:14 AM        13.50     121.58        009       2.4     028 km N 78° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 10:27 AM        13.53     121.49        002       3.5     040 km N 77° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 07:20 AM        13.61     121.69        021       2.8     024 km N 42° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 04:41 AM        13.52     121.68        017       3.0     019 km N 65° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 04:28 AM        13.60     121.61        021       3.3     029 km N 57° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 04:12 AM        13.51     121.61        013       2.5     025 km N 76° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 03:57 AM        11.46     124.99        012       2.5     024 km N 4° E of Tacloban City

13 Oct 2013 - 03:16 AM        13.65     121.74        023       2.5     025 km N 26° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 02:46 AM        13.59     121.61        018       4.2     030 km N 58° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 02:40 AM        13.50     121.53        008       3.5     034 km N 81° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 01:58 AM        13.51     121.71        017       1.8     015 km N 63° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 01:44 AM        13.52     121.67        016       1.4     020 km N 67° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 01:08 AM        13.63     121.63        015       2.6     030 km N 48° W of Boac (Marinduque)

13 Oct 2013 - 12:55 AM        13.68     121.60        015       3.6     036 km N 45° W of Boac (Marinduque)

12 Oct 2013 - 10:54 PM        13.57     121.54        007       2.5     035 km N 67° W of Boac (Marinduque)

12 Oct 2013 - 10:05 PM        07.31     126.37        016       3.1     021 km S 84° W of Caraga (Davao Oriental)

12 Oct 2013 - 09:06 PM        13.35     121.62        001       3.0     026 km S 66° W of Boac (Marinduque)

12 Oct 2013 - 07:45 PM        05.21     126.89        050       4.0     159 km S 81° E of Sarangani (Davao Del Sur)

12 Oct 2013 - 06:59 PM        13.79     121.76        031       2.1     015 km S 18° W of Padre Burgos (Quezon)

12 Oct 2013 - 06:33 PM        13.50     121.52        006       4.5     029 km N 24° W of Boac (Marinduque)


114 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:36 PM PDT by bd476
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To: AlexW

shake rattle and roll!!!!!!!


115 posted on 10/14/2013 11:14:04 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: AlexW
AlexW wrote: " 'Alex, you probably know this already, but aftershocks are earthquakes.'

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Yes, of course, but these are barely noticeable. One would have to be sitting still, as I am, to even notice them."

Good to hear, Alex. I just posted the list of earthquakes prior to and following the 7.1 Mag earthquake. Those aftershocks have been small. Here's a hope that any more earthquakes connected to the 7.1 earthquake are also that small.

While it would not be out of the ordinary for a large, or even a major aftershock to occur, the further distance in time from the major primary earthquake, there is a drop in the percentage likelihood that a major or even larger aftershock would occur.

Here's the list : List of Recent Earthquakes from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Prayers continue for all affected by this earthquake.

116 posted on 10/14/2013 11:17:41 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Praying! - Thanks, Kathy, for the ping.


117 posted on 10/14/2013 11:34:20 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: bd476

118 posted on 10/14/2013 11:37:09 PM PDT by caww
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119 posted on 10/14/2013 11:39:28 PM PDT by caww
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To: bd476

2:43 PM, another aftershock...stronger then the last few.


120 posted on 10/14/2013 11:44:13 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: caww

121 posted on 10/14/2013 11:48:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW

Please be safe Alex....praying for all there....


122 posted on 10/14/2013 11:49:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: Windflier
Windflier wrote: " ' ...the metric system has been actively and voluntarily used in the scientific community for decades, by the American military since before WWII and in some American sporting events since the 1960s.'

I understand all that, but using metric as a numeric language when communicating to the broad American public is guaranteed to inflict blanks of non-comprehension on most recipients.

I honestly appreciate it when I'm watching a science program and a scientist takes the care to speak to his American audience in units of measure they instantly recognize. Being somewhat of a junkie for that sort of programming, I know that he's consciously going the distance to achieve simple understanding on the part of his viewers.

The ubiquitous usage of metric units of measure in the common dialog is a pet peeve of mine. For me, it's just another invalidation and rejection of my American culture by the same forces that don't like my language or my heritage on this continent.

They're forcing me to be illiterate and innumerate in my own country."


Aw, I hear you yet do not agree that you're illiterate because undoubtedly you have a career lingo of your own which outside others don't understand. Each field seems to have its own lingo.

Generally speaking some scientists have a difficult time putting concepts which are simple for them to understand into everyday language that anyone outside of their community will also understand. After they've sunk their time, energy and money for 4 years college, then 4+ years grad school education; and then written research papers to be read and appreciated (or not) by their peers, it's easy to understand how difficult it might be for some of them to remember how to communicate with anyone outside of their specialty.


123 posted on 10/14/2013 11:50:00 PM PDT by bd476
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To: dennisw
Video of street, inside stores etc. as quake occurs...Cebu City, Philippines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32z0xXMG4YE#t=205

124 posted on 10/14/2013 11:58:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Here it is...sorry...video of quake as it occured....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32z0xXMG4YE


125 posted on 10/15/2013 12:01:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: bd476
Generally speaking some scientists have a difficult time putting concepts which are simple for them to understand into everyday language that anyone outside of their community will also understand.

American scientists who were born and raised in this country, learned the standard English measurement system long before encountering the metric system in college.

Because they're Americans, the English system of measure is their 'first language'. They haven't forgotten it, and can communicate simple concepts of measure in that language just as fluently as they can in the metric language.

Those who speak to laymen on regular basis, do them a disservice by using a language they have no practical experience with. It actually creates non-comprehension in the recipient.

Say the word 'kilometer' to me, and I know that it's shorter than a mile, but I don't have any real world estimate of how long a kilometer really is. On the other hand, I've walked many a mile, and have an innate sense of that linear proportion. Communicating units of distance in terms of miles creates an instant understanding of the approximate quantity of distance in my mind.

The exact reverse would happen if you communicated units of measure in the English system to an audience of people who live in a metric based country.

126 posted on 10/15/2013 12:11:03 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bd476
Japan go thit short time ago...

Earth Quake, Sismos ‏@EarthQuake_glob 3m 4.8 earthquake, 67km E of Iwaki, Japan. Oct 15 14:58 at epicenter (25m ago, depth 31km).

http://j.mp/17qJbj3

127 posted on 10/15/2013 12:11:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: Windflier

“The exact reverse would happen if you communicated units of measure in the English system to an audience of people who live in a metric based country”.

Exactly right...I have limited understanding of the metric system of measurement so I have to use a chart. In general conversation though I am lost.


128 posted on 10/15/2013 12:13:40 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

More than 30 people now confirmed dead after Philippines earthquake:...expect more yet to be reported.


129 posted on 10/15/2013 12:15:55 AM PDT by caww
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130 posted on 10/15/2013 12:17:39 AM PDT by caww
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131 posted on 10/15/2013 12:20:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Geesh...every time I get ready to post, there is another after-shock!!!Now 3:16 PM
My sister in law called from the city, just after the quake. She said people were going wild, running from buildings, into the streets.


132 posted on 10/15/2013 12:22:12 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: caww
"Chocolate Hill" Landslide after quake


133 posted on 10/15/2013 12:22:33 AM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW

It’s alarming to all no doubt...after shocks are felt as keenly as the first..in some cases moreso as people’s emotions run higher as they go....

Stay safe there..praying most will escape this.


134 posted on 10/15/2013 12:24:31 AM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW

Based on initial reports, World Vision In the Phillipines says... “Sagbayan” is the hardest hit.


135 posted on 10/15/2013 12:26:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW

Hello Alex.

I hope you are well.

Who is helping the helping the earthquake victims and how much damage is the local news reporting?


136 posted on 10/15/2013 12:26:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: caww
People ran out of office buildings ..


137 posted on 10/15/2013 12:28:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
In Cebu City..


138 posted on 10/15/2013 12:30:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Thanks Caww for posting these photos.


139 posted on 10/15/2013 12:33:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: caww
Tourist lookout on top of Chocolate Hill


140 posted on 10/15/2013 12:34:47 AM PDT by caww
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To: bd476

Thank you for the ping bd476 to your thread bd476.

I appreciate your follow-ups.

Praying for all of you in the Philippines affected by this earthquake.

In Jesus’ Holy Name.

Amen.


141 posted on 10/15/2013 12:35:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: caww

142 posted on 10/15/2013 12:39:39 AM PDT by caww
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To: All


7.2-magnitude quake hits Bohol, Cebu; 20 killed


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CEBU (10th Update) – A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake jolted Carmen, Bohol and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 persons and injuring dozens others.

At least 15 people were confirmed killed in Cebu City, four in Bohol and one in Siquijor.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), in a press briefing, said 33 others were reported injured during the earthquake. The report said 19 people were injured in Mandaue City when a portion of the public market collapsed, six in Toledo City and eight in Pinamungahan were injured in a stampede.

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgar Labella said in radio interview that the four were killed after a slab from the fish market fell on them.

"We're quite fortunate today is a holiday, not too many people in (office) buildings," he said.

Another report said two persons were killed when part of a public market in Mandaue City in Cebu collapsed. Seventeen others were reportedly injured.

Neil Sanchez of the local disaster council in Cebu told ANC that a school building has collapsed in Talisay City and several schoolchildren were trapped in the debris.

Damage to property have been observed in Cebu and Bohol, where centuries-old churches in Loon and Loboc towns collapsed.

The famous Baclayon church, meanwhile, had cracks in its facade and damaged bell fray, said Tagbilaran Archbishop Leonardo Medroso.

"The provincial disaster risk reduction management council is already busy with the rescue efforts. We assure our people that the provincial government is extending assistance to the affected residents," said Bohol Provincial Board Member Yul Lopez in a television interview.

A magnitude-6.8 quake also jolted Bohol in February 1990, which triggered a tsunami

Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum Jr. said in a radio interview that there is no indication the quake can cause a tsunami and damage since its origin is inland.

Phivolcs has so far recorded 110 aftershocks since the magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Bohol at 8:12 Tuesday morning.

Location of the earthquake that hit Carmen, Bohol on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. (Source: Phivolcs)

Radio reports said the quake was felt in Cebu and parts of Negros Oriental, and even as far as Iligan City in Mindanao.

Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 8:12 a.m., with the epicenter at 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen in Bohol. It was tectonic in origin.

Several structures were destroyed in Bohol, including the centuries old churches in Loboc and Loon. Three people were reportedly trapped.

Bohol was last hit by a powerful earthquake in 1999.

Several buildings in Cebu collapsed or have sustained damage, including the centuries old Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino in downtown Cebu City.

In Iloilo, the quake prompted motorists to stop vehicles and many people to run out of buildings. A brownout hit Iloilo City after the quake. Construction workers at a construction site in Mandurriao in Iloilo quickly left the site when they felt the quake.

The Philippine Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended trips to Cebu after the strong quake. Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena also placed personnel in Cebu and Bohol on high alert.

In a radio interview, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Mactan International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City was cleared for operations following an inspection.

Abaya also said Tagbilaran Airport in Bohol sustained some damages. The ceiling of the airport terminal collapsed, but said it can operate after a brief cleanup. However, he said Tagbilaran Port may have to undergo further inspection.

Classes in the cities of Cebu and Dumaguete in Central Visayas will be suspended Wednesday to allow an inspection of the schools there, the Philippine Information Agency reported.

PIA7/NEGOR: The Deped division dumaguete announces the suspension of classes tomorrow to check all school buildings due to the earthquake. — PIA Central Visayas (@PIACentralViz)

The Department of Education's office in Dumaguete City supervises 12 public elementary schools and two public secondary schools.

State-run Philippine Information Agency said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the suspension applied to all public and private schools.

Cebu City Mayor Mike declared all public and private schools no classed tomorrow.

SunStar Philippines: 7.2-magnitude quake hits Bohol, Cebu; 20 killed


143 posted on 10/15/2013 12:41:07 AM PDT by bd476
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To: caww
Loay Church in Bohol after the earthquake. ...seems several of the very old church buildings were damaged


144 posted on 10/15/2013 12:41:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: AlexW

Stay safe, FRiend.


145 posted on 10/15/2013 12:41:36 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: caww
400-year-old tower collapsed in Bohol


146 posted on 10/15/2013 12:42:49 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cindy

Thank you, Cindy. Joining you in prayers for all affected by this earthquake.


147 posted on 10/15/2013 12:43:13 AM PDT by bd476
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To: caww
Exactly right...I have limited understanding of the metric system of measurement so I have to use a chart. In general conversation though I am lost.

Metric is essentially a foreign language to those born and raised (and educated) in America. When I listen to people on videos and TV programs talking about anything having to do with units of measure, and they start describing things in terms of metric, I begin mentally tuning out. They may as well be speaking Chinese to me.

148 posted on 10/15/2013 12:43:34 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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149 posted on 10/15/2013 12:45:33 AM PDT by caww
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Thank you, Caww. It’s terrible how fast buildings come down in a big earthquake.


150 posted on 10/15/2013 12:47:18 AM PDT by bd476
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