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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

All Fall Down


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 400-year-old Church of San Pedro in Loboc town on Bohoi Island, Philippines, collapsed in 7.2 temblor: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Breaking News)



Earthquake on Bohol now, roads torn up, electricity cables down...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

 
Collapsed houses along the coastal roads: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

 
Five minutes down the road...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

Church collapsed, Bohol: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Aftershocks continuing...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


More pics as I take them... Everything is calm now... But still aftershocks...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Front of Loboc Church after collapse... : photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Devastated church of San Pedro, Loboc, Bohol: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Dauis Church in Panglao, Bohol, famous for its healing well in front of the altar, also damaged: photo by Harold Geronimo, 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

Heading inland to see how things are. Finding landslides: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Chocolate Hills leaning tower of Bohol collapsed...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)



Earthquake damage in Talisay, Cebu province
: photo by Reuters, 15 October 2013 (via Solar News)


A road on Bohol Island after the earthquake

A buckled road on Bohoi Island after a major 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines: photographer unknown by mayocesar / AFP, 15 October 2013 (via Earthquake-Report)


Survivors in tents. Dozens of houses collapsed in Sagbayan, fatalities here: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

5 confirmed dead in this town...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)
 

Locals say one died in this house. People are gathered and the mayor is present. Sagbayan: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

 
Even the Chocolate Hills themselves collapsed...: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


People are pulling out bodies from the devastation in Sagbayan: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)

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Everyone is helping to try to dig out survivors. Two died in this house
: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


Sagbayan municipal hall, after the quake: photo by Robert Michael Poole (tokyodrastic), 15 October 2013 (via Twitchy)


A damaged home in Cebu: photo by carbamazepine7, 15 October 2013

Don't ever let anybody tell you
It's not a whole lot of work holding up the world


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Gandharan Atlas: The Greco-Buddhist god Atlas, supporting a Buddhist monument, Haḍḍa, Afghanistan: sculptor unknown, c. 1-200 BC; photo by Ismoon, 2004 (Musée Guimet, Paris)

4 comments:

TC said...

Chaos in Cebu

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...


Great last glimpse of Atlas (still at it after all these centuries) -- thanks, Tom!

Wooden Boy said...

...and what a World to be hauling about on your back.

Still, good to see he survived the demolitions in 2001.

ACravan said...

Sadly sound advice. Curtis