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PHILIPPINES Today: Strong earthquake collapsed centuries-old church in Bohol

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PHILIPPINES Today: Strong earthquake collapsed centuries-old church in Bohol
PHILIPPINES Today— (UPDATES) Strong earthquake collapsed 800 year old church with magnitude 7.2 occurred near Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines Tuesday morning.

The quake struck at 08:12 local time (10.12AEST) about 5km east of Balilihan, in the Bohol region of the archipelago, at a depth of 56km, the US Geological Survey reported.

According to News.com.au report “Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said that the 800 year old Loboc church was reported damaged in the provincial capital of Tagbilaran and a part of the city hall collapsed, injuring one person.”

The Church of San Pedro in Loboc, Bohol is the second oldest church in Bohol. It was originally built in 1602.

According to local report, 10 were killed as buildings and markets collapsed in Bohol island and nearby Cebu.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive wave was not expected. RELATED:  2013 Earthquake in Greece and offshore Northern California  M 7.2 Earthquake, 5km E of Balilihan, Philippines / IMAGE U.S. Geological Survey

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