At least 93 people died in the Philippines Tuesday from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that also injured hundreds and damaged one of the country's oldest churches.
The earthquake's epicenter was about 32 miles deep near the town of Carmen on the island of Bohol, said Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
"A magnitude-seven earthquake has an energy equivalent to around 32 Hiroshima atomic bombs," Mr. Solidum said. "This one had a magnitude of 7.2."
The earthquake destroyed buildings, cracked highways, collapsed bridges, prompted evacuations and forced several airports on the affected islands to close while inspectors ensured they were safe, The New York Times reported.