Monday, October 21, 2013

Some Damaged Churches from 7.1 Visayas Earthquake October 15, 2013

The aftershocks continue in the Visayas, Philippines. The aftershocks are quite strong and are causing cracking on buildings and breakage of glass windows.  The people in Cebu are understandable jumpy.

Here are pictures of some damaged churches as a result of the Visayas Earthquake that struck last October 15, 2013. The intensity 7.1 was equivalent to 32 Hiroshima Bombs. Some places are still difficult to access and information about deaths and damage in those places not yet determined.

The island of Bohol lost some heritage churches completely - some pictures of Bohol Churches shown below.  Many of these churches date from the 1600s; Santo Nino dates from the 1500s.

CEBU: (photos  courtesy of Carl Arnold)

Santo Nino Basilica, Cebu City

 Cebu Cathedral, Cebu City
 Cebu Cathedral

 Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Carcar, Cebu

Santa Catalina

 Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Sibonga, Cebu
 Nuestra Senora del Pilar

 Nuestra Senora del Pilar

San Guillermo de Aquitana, Dalaguete, Cebu


San Guillermo

 San Guillermo

San Guillermo

FROM BOHOL: (pictures here, courtesy of Ci Kuo Zhou and Retha Mayonila Blasco Chavda)

San Isidro Labrador, Bohol

Church, Bohol
Loboc Church, Bohol

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