M 7.2 Earthquake, 5km E of Balilihan, Philippines

October 15, 2013 at 12:12:37 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 13 miles (21 km) NE of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines; 36 miles (58 km) S of Cebu, Cebu, Philippines; 58 miles (93 km) ENE of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines; 394 miles (633 km) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:31:30 AM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 7.2 occurred near Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines at 00:12:37.20 UTC on Oct 15, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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