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Reportage 2013 October

2013 Bohol Earthquake in Philippines: Live Reporting

by Robert Michael Poole

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 the only one with the right equipment, knowledge and mode of transport to be able to document the immediate aftermath.