BOHOL, THE PHILIPPINES – So there you are, doing a little yard work, when all of a sudden the yard and everything around you start to move. Time to beat it.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Philippines Tuesday morning and sent people scurrying into the streets.
One video showed a woman grabbing a child out of a crib and running out the door.
The quake was centered near Bohol Island and struck at the start of a national Muslim holiday.
The number of dead may exceed 100, most of them in Bohol province.
The quake also injured hundreds of people and destroyed a historic church.
The director of the Philippines Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology says the energy equivalence of the quake was about 32 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Authorities temporarily closed the main airport in Bohol and several central Philippines ports until inspectors checked them out.
Wide areas were without power, hampering rescue and recovery operations as night fell. Windy weather and rain added to the misery.
In February 2012, nearly 100 people died when a 6-point-9 quake hit near the island of Negros (nay-gross), also in the central Philippines.