At least 20 people died in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake which hit Bohol in central Philippines on Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Major 7.2 magnitude quake strikes Philippines: USGS


Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Director Renato Solidum points out on a map of Bohol Province, the epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake during a press conference at the PHIVOLCS office in Quezon City, the Philippines, Oct. 15, 2013. The magnitude-7.2 quake that jolted central part of the Philippines on Tuesday has cut power and caused panic several hundred of kilometers from the epicenter, local residents said. At least four people have been confirmed killed during the quake. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

Among the dead, 15 people died in Cebu, four in Bohol and another in Siquijor, the agency said.

A magnitude 7.2 quake jolted Bohol and parts of the Visayas and Mindanao regions at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday with a depths of 33 km, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Source: Xinhuanet