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Earthquake in Bohol, Philippines

When the 2013 Bohol earthquake struck on the central island of the Philippines at 8:12 a.m. on October 15, I was riding a motorbike with a local friend right by its epicenter. The quake measured 7.2, ripping up roads in front of me, and no doubt causing much more damage inland. I began tweeting images, and within a few minutes it became apparent that I was perhaps the only one with the right equipment, knowledge and mode of transport to be able to document the immediate aftermath…

Over the next few hours I supplied images to AFP that ran as the lead story on BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Le Monde, Sky News and many more. I also conducted on the ground reports for almost all of those media. More info here.