Panic during quake caught on CCTV
MANILA, Philippines – Dropping their work, people rushed out of their buildings Tuesday, October 15, after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook large parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.
The quake struck at 8:12 am, and was centered 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen, Bohol (09.80°N, 124.20°E). The quake's depth of focus was 33 kilometers, and was of tectonic origin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Even animals panicked, videos posted by Youtube user Catherine Boncales (cathzzz09) showed.
“Everyone is running outside while the whole building is shaking terribly,” she said in describing the scenes at the Y & B Angel's Enterprise-North Reclamation Area in Cebu City.
With the her permission, Rappler compiled the videos uploaded by Boncales. Watch these scenes during the earthquake caught on CCTV.
The earthquake on Tuesday claimed at least 20 lives.
Cebu and surrounding areas impacted by the quake are among the country's most popular tourist destinations, largely due to the region's many beautiful beaches. Bohol also is famous for its Chocolate Hills, and its centuries-old churches. – Rappler.com