The quake that hit Bohol and Cebu at about 8:13AM today, October 15, 2013 measured 7.2 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of 33 kilometres below the surface. Damage in the immediate area was quite several and many lives were lost. Several old historic churches were either serious damaged or completely destroyed.
More details continue to come in.
We offer our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones the deceased and injured.
Here are some photos of some of the historic old churches that we destroyed by this earthquake.
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