Chocolate Hills Destroyed by 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

mmThe strong quake that struck  Bohol as of October 15, 2013 Tuesday in the morning brought a lot of destruction. Not only it destroyed the structures of churches, buildings, lives of people but it also damage the famous tourist spot of the province the Chocolate hills.

Some parts of Chocolate Hills, a tourist destination of Bohol, were damaged after the province was hit by the earthquake.

Japan bureau chief of Blouin Artinfo  Robert Michael Poole have taken photos to where it captured a portion of  one of the chocolate hills which gave way as a result of the tremors and he also showed the viewing deck that was destroyed.


Viewing Deck

bbThere are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers (20 sq mi). The hills are covered in green gr(–foul word(s) removed–) that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.

The dome-shaped made of limestone which turn brown during the dry season is situated in Carmen town where the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 located.

Executive director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology Seismology (Phivolcs) Renato Solidum said Carmen is vulnerable to erthquakes as it lies on the path of the East Bohol Fault, which triggered the earthquake.

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