UPDATE: 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 30 In Philippines; No Sign Of Tsunami

  @mariamzzarellam.vultaggio@ibtimes.com on October 14 2013 10:03 PM
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Update as of  03:19 a.m. EDT:  More than 30 people are reported dead after an earthquake struck under Bohol island, the BBC reported. At least 16 were confirmed dead in Bohol while 15 were reported dead in Cebu and 1 person was reported dead in the neighboring island of Siquijor, according to the report, while dozens were being treated for injuries.

Update as of  11:13 p.m. EDT: The death toll in the earthquake that struck about 56 kilometers (35 miles) under the town of Carmen on Bohol island, and was felt across the country's central region, has gone up to 10, according to Associated Press. Because offices and schools were closed for a national holiday, it may reduce the number of casualties, AP reported.

Four people were killed on the island of Bohol, while four others died after a section of a fish port collapsed in Cebu, across the strait from Bohol, AP reported, citing officials. Two more people died and 19 were injured after the collapse of a local market in Cebu province's Mandaue.

A deadly 7.2- magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, as CNN reported. The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 391 miles south-southeast of Manila, which is near Balilihan, and it had a depth of 35 miles.

According to radio station DZMM via the Associated Press, civil defense officials said four people died in Cebu when part of a fish port collapsed. 

There was not a widespread threat of tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said, but quakes of this size had a tendency to cause tsunamis within 61 miles of the epicenter. 

This is a developing story. 

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