Cebu City 7.2 Earthquake Damage Captured in Photos


Cebu City is one of the cities heavily affected by the 7.2 earthquake that struck the island of Bohol, with numerous buildings and infrastructures heavily damaged. Citizens journalists have posted various photos of damaged caused by the earthquake on their social media accounts.

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Basílica Minore del Santo Niño (Photo Credit: JulyPacificador Twitter)

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Some of the affected areas in Cebu were buildings and historical landmarks particularly the Basílica Minore del Santo Niño, one of the oldest church established in the Philippines. The present building was reconstructed and finished on 1739 or 1740, the Church was declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1941. The bell tower of the church collapsed and was heavily damaged.

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Buildings that were damaged by the 7.2 earthquakes includes the Cebu Doctors University Building, the Central Technological University, GMC building, Gaisano Country Mall, Cebu Institute of Technology building, and other well-known structures in the City of Cebu.

Recorded Intensity according to Phivolcs:

  • Intensity VII – Tagbilaran, Bohol
  • Intensity VI – Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
  • Intensity V- Iloilo City; La Carlota
  • Intensity IV – Masbate City; Roxas City; San Jose, Culasi, Antique; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
  • Intensity III – Davao City

Here are some photos of the 7.2 Earthquake in Cebu:

Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino

Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino (Photo: Armand Frasco Facebook)

Gaisano Country Mall

Gaisano Country Mall (Photo: Mikel Magdadaro FB)

Cebu Doctors University

Cebu Doctors University Damaged Roof (Photo: Giorgio Visitacion)

DMC Damage

GMC Building (Photo: Phoebe Pangilinan)

Cebu Damage

 Budget Builders Building (Photo:  Maan Cajipe)



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