Preliminary Bohol Earthquake Shelter Strategy

On 15 October 2013 morning, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Central Visayas in the Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that quake’s epicentre was located in the municipality of Sagbayan on Bohol Island, with an approximate depth of 33 kilometres. The quake is said to be the strongest to have hit the Central Visayas islands in more than 20 years.