Philippines earthquake

This item appears on page 16 of the December 2013 issue.

On Oct. 15, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake centered in Bohol, one of the Viscaya Islands in south-central Philippines, killed 198 people while flattening buildings, causing landslides and damaging nine main roads and 34 bridges. More than 370,000 people were forced from their homes, as 8,500 houses were destroyed and an estimated 26,000 more were damaged.