A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines early Tuesday morning. Blouin ArtInfo bureau chief Robert Michael Poole was on the island of Bohol on vacation and took some remarkable photos of the damage.

The New York Times reports that at least 20 have been reported killed.


Current reports put the death toll at dozens.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • Matthew Koch

    God speed brothers and sisters.

    • nc ✓s & balances


  • ozconservative

    Been to Bohol. Stood out the front of Loboc church too. Prayers up for the beautiful people who live there.

  • TomJB

    Explains why my wife couldn’t get through on the phone about that time to her family.

  • Donya Lola

    Prayers for the kabayans.

  • lyca cabalse

    let us

  • Your favorite Clete

    Prayers sent for the families affected by this tragedy.

    God Bless them all.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      I hope we are sending medical ships like we did for Haiti.

      • Your favorite Clete

        How is the Philippines’ standing with 0bama? That will answer the question.

        • Laverne Swanson


  • Mick

    My prayers to all