The International Disaster Response Network
IDRN Kagayan Assessment:
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The 2013 Bohol earthquake occurred on October 15, 2013 at 7:53:54 a.m. (PST) in Bohol, an island province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. The magnitude of the earthquake at the epicenter was recorded at Mw 7.2, located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) SW of Sagbayan town, at a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi). It affected the whole Central Visayas region, particularly Bohol and Cebu. The quake was felt in the whole Visayas area and as far as Masbate island in the north and Cotabato provinces in southern Mindanao. According to recent official reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 198 were reported dead, 11 were missing, and 668 people were injured. In all, more than 55 thousand structures were damaged or destroyed. It was the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in 23 years. The energy of the quake released was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima bombs. Previously, Bohol was also hit by an earthquake on February 8, 1990 that damaged several buildings and caused a tsunami.