Earthquake hits the Philippines

07:56 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments







The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) has activated its Ham Emergency Radio Operators in emergency communications using the frequency of 7.095 MHz.
It did so almost immediately on receiving news that a 7.2 Magnitude earthquake occurred in the Bohol Province, causing numerous casualties and damage.
Pictures from the scene show damaged buildings, blocked roads and a look of bewilderment on many faces.
Roberto Jose C. Vicencio DU1VHY said all radio amateurs are asked to keep the 40m frequency clear. The assessment of damage and other relief work is continuing.
Various reports put the death toll up to 20 and many injured when the earthquake struck today near a key tourist area. It was followed by two aftershocks, each measuring more than 5.0 in magnitude.
Jim Linton VK3PC
Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee

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