October 15th, 2013
03:11 AM ET

20 dead as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 20 people dead and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday.

The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said.

At least 15 were killed in the city of Cebu, four were killed in the province of Bohol and one died in the province of Siquijor, said Maj. Reynaldo Balido,a spokesman for the Philippines Office of Civil Defense.

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  1. banasy©

    The people of the Philippines cannot catch a break, can they?

    October 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TvNyC

    Hi banasy I missed you. Hope all is we'll. let's all pray for Philippines.

    October 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Seek help for your cognitive dissonance. Thank you.

    October 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      Thanks for your kinds words.

      October 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    A new name @ JR? Lol i like it, good night Irene.

    October 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    This Just In: the bill passed 285 to 144 the govt is re~opened!

    October 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Corey Booker won the Senate seat in NJ.

    October 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ Juan, WE all do it! Everytime we give this congressional bratpak a paycheck its just like tossing our money out the window! They dont have a collective brain amongst them that God gave a pizzant!

    October 17, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |