Philippine Quake Disaster Update
Posted by feww on October 16, 2013
At least 108 people feared dead, 300 others injured, 2.9 million affected
Some 99 fatalities have been confirmed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Bohol Island in central Philippines.
Ninety people were killed in Bohol, eight in Cebu and one in Siquijor, said the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRM) on Wednesday.
- Some 276 others were injured said NDRRM, including 166 in Bohol, 106 in Cebu.
- Up to a dozen people remain unaccounted for, according to local reports.
According to unconfirmed reports, at least 108 people were killed and 300 others injured in the quake.
A total of about 558,390 families, which translates to more than 2.84 persons have been affected in three island provinces—Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor.
Philippine authorities declared declared states of calamity in Bohol and Cebu provinces after the powerful quake struck on Tuesday.
The M7.1 quake, centered at 9.866°N, 124.011°E, struck at a depth of about 20km about 2km NE of Catigbian, on the island province of Bohol, Philippines at 00:12:32 UTC on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
The deadly quake occurred about 619km (385mi) SSE of Manila, the Philippine capital, according to USGS/EHP.
Meantime, USGS/EHP has upgraded its Pager status to “Orange,” raising its estimate for the quake fatalities and estimated economic losses.
The ShakeMap has also been upgraded to Level IX, or “violent.”
- State of Calamity Declared in Bohol & Cebu Provinces, Philippines October 15, 2013
- M7.2 Quake Strikes Balilihan, Philippines October 15, 2013