State of calamity in Cebu, Bohol

15 Oct


MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The provincial governments of Cebu and Bohol placed their respective provinces under state of calamity Tuesday afternoon, October 15, following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Central Visayas.

In Cebu, the declaration was made after an emergency meeting by the Cebu provincial board hours after the quake struck the province. The tremor was centered in neighboring Bohol, but was felt across the region.

Bohol has also been placed under a state of calamity by the provincial government, provincial board member Cesar Tomas Lopez said in an interview on state television PTV4.

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