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CEBU CITY, Philippines (TV5/CNN) - A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was centered about 385 miles south-southeast of Manila, near Catigbian, and its depth was 12 miles, according to the USGS.
The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that 93 people had died.
At least 15 were killed in the city of Cebu, four were killed in the province of Bohol and one died in the province of Siquijor, said Maj. Reynaldo Balido, a spokesman for the Philippines Office of Civil Defense.
Most of those killed were hit by falling rubble, the Philippines News Agency reported.
At least 33 people were missing, and authorities were checking into reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings in Cebu and Bohol, the agency reported. Another 164 were injured, authorities said.
Maryann Zamora said it seemed like a dream at first, then everyone started running through the building she was in and things started to fall.
Zamora, a communications specialist with the charity World Vision, said there was glass and concrete in the streets of Cebu City, which is about 37 miles north of the epicenter.
"Right now, we are in the streets because it is unsafe to be inside," she said by phone, her voice shaking as one of more than 10 aftershocks hit. "Tell everyone to pray for us."
She said it is a national holiday - Eidul Adha - and many people were relaxing when the earthquake rattled the country just after 8 a.m.
There was no widespread threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, but it warned that earthquakes this large can sometimes cause tsunamis within 61 miles of the epicenter.
Catigbian, which has a population of 23,000, is in the province of Bohol.
Tourist Robert Michael Poole said he was riding a bike in Bohol when the earthquake struck and cracked the road right in front of him.
"It was very strong," Poole said. "I live in Tokyo. I am used to earthquakes. But this one was very strong. It shocked a lot of people here."
Poole said he was able to move around and document some of the destruction, including a giant church that was decimated.
"Lucky thing is that it is a holiday here today and it happened at a time when nobody was in the church," Poole said.
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Freezing rain caused some spinouts and crashes in the eastern-most parts of our area on Sunday morning, but the Pioneer Valley had nothing on what Central Massachusetts residents dealt with. Around 7More >>
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