MAGNITUDE 7.2 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES BOHOL ISLAND, THE PHILIPPINES at 8:12 am, 15 October 2013. The Philippine archipelago has experienced several destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the recent past. Yesterday's quake impacted 43,000 people and left at least 93 dead. Rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Many roads and bridges were damaged, making rescue operations difficult. Power outages left the entire province in the dark. High winds and rain prevented operations of military helicopters. Tents were set up for displaced victims; others moved in with relatives.
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