Strong M7.1 Earthquake Strikes the Central Philippines: AIR

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BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, at 8:12:32 Tuesday morning (UTC), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the central Philippines. The epicenter was located about 619 kilometers south southeast of Manila near the city of Catigbian on Bohol Island. The quake struck at a depth of 20 kilometers and caused widespread damage. The early morning timing of Tuesday’s temblor combined with the closure of schools and offices due to a national holiday likely mitigated the quake’s deadly impact. However, there are still many reports of…

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