Bohol Earthquake


mother and child small with church* October 15, 2013 – 7.2 earthquake hit the island of Bohol near the village of Sagbayan

* Depth of the quake was 12KM

* The earthquake struck as the Philippines was observing the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Adha. The public holiday had closed schools, some businesses, and offices which helped reduce the number of casualties

* 222 deaths, 8 missing, over 1000 injured in Bohol and Cebu

* The energy of the quake was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima Bombs

* It was also noted that Bohol gained around 500 meters more of shoreline due to the quake.

* over 3200 aftershocks within 3 weeks after the quake, 94 are felt

* Damage is expected at $2.2B PHP

Building* 3 historic churches collapsed

*67400 homes were damaged or destroyed

* Some of the Chocolate Hills are damaged

* Many Bohol residents were left without adequate safe drinking water and sanitary facilities after the quake

*100 sinkholes found on the island of Bohol

*Some 32 bridges, including many along the National Road, and 13 road sections were damaged and impassable, hampering aid efforts.

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