Death Toll in Philippines Earthquake Rises to 144


By FLOYD WHALEY  (NY Times) Published: October 16, 2013

MANILA — The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook the Philippines rose to 144 on Wednesday, with nearly 300 people injured in the quake, which caused widespread damage and smashed one of the country’s oldest churches, officials said.

Eduardo del Rosario, the civil defense director of the Philippines, said that 291 people were injured in Tuesday’s quake by the latest count.

The earthquake was centered about 32 miles underground near the small town of Carmen, on the island of Bohol, and struck at 8:12 a.m., said Renato Solidum, the director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

“A magnitude 7 earthquake has an energy equivalent to around 32 Hiroshima atomic bombs,” Mr. Solidum said. “This one had a magnitude of 7.2.”

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