A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines island of Bohol early Tuesday morning, a little after 8am local time. The effects of the quake was felt in Cebu city which is about 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of the epicenter.
The Philippines Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) have confirmed four people killed in Bohol province and two in Cebu. Several structures in Bohol, including churches and homes have been damaged. In Cebu, a church collapsed along with an open market. Mactan airport in Cebu has also suffered damage with several cracks appearing on the runway. Seaports in Bohol and Cebu are affected. In response, the local government has mobilized quick response teams and is assessing further damage.
CMAT continues to monitor for further developments.
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