Quake prompts half-day work suspension in Cebu capitol

Residents walk past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol , a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines October 16, 2013.  (MNS photo)

Residents walk past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol , a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines October 16, 2013. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A magnitude-4.7 quake that hit Bohol Monday morning was felt in other areas in Visayas, prompting a half-day work suspension at the Cebu provincial capitol.

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III announced half-day work for all Capitol employees, the Cebu provincial government said.

However, Davide ordered a skeletal force to stay in the office and check the buildings for damage.

Earlier, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the magnitude-4.7 quake may have been an aftershock of a magnitude-7.2 quake that hit Bohol in October 2013.

It said no damage or aftershock is likely. (MNS)

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