Bohol Damage Assessment

At 8:12 AM on October 15, 2013, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the province of Bohol. The epicenter was located 6 kilometers southwest of the municipality of Sagbayan at a depth of 12 kilometers. As of 6:00 AM of October 21, 2013, there are 173 dead, 489 injured and 11 missing in Bohol. 380,906 persons were displaced. 109,712 persons are in evacuation centers while 271,194 are being served outside evacuation centers.

I was fortunate enough to join a team to perform a damage and needs assessment in Bohol after the earthquake. Being in a disaster zone feels so much different from just watching everything unfold on TV. I have seen firsthand the plight of both victims and relief workers. I have felt the dangers of continued tremors and landslides in the upland areas. It’s not easy being there…

The photos were taken in various municipalities in Bohol on October 19, 2013.

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One thought on “Bohol Damage Assessment

  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Is it just me (my eyes are going bad?) or some of the pictures are fuzzy? No matter, it is disconcerting seeing tragedies like this firsthand. Thanks again.

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