Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Bohol sinkhole creates panic

New Bohol sinkhole has created panic after the residents have been advised to evacuate the area.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau has warned high threat of a landslide due to the new sinkhole in Tagbilaran City in Bohol.

Four people died as a sinkhole "swallowed" a house in Brgy. Ubojan, Antequerra, Bohol some days ago.

According to the Philippine Information Agency's (PIA) Bohol office, sinkhole in Poblacion 1 is one of 50 sinkholes in Tagbilaran City that emerged after the Oct. 15 quake.

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Several geologists of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) have been already conducting a Geo-hazard mapping in Bohol and Cebu.

The base of Bohol and Cebu is made of limestone whose erosion often result in sinkholes.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 30, 2013