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Bohol quake triggers a phenomenon: Land rising from bottom of the sea

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Bohol quake triggers a phenomenon: Land rising from bottom of the sea

By: Leo Udtohan
@inquirerdotnet
Inquirer Visayas
August 9th, 2015


THIS LAND IS OURS Or so says Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. (right), pointing to a strip of broad, flat reef covered with seagrass, corals and other marine organisms that used to lie on the seabed until exposed by the undersea upheaval caused by the destructive 2013 Bohol quake. The 137-hectare strip being claimed by Maribojoc and Loon towns, which envision it as an ecotourism site, counter the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ declaration that it is a “geological monument” owned by the state.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
 
TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines—The strip of undeveloped dry land by the sea may not interest buyers of beachfront property in Bohol province, one of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations known for its sandy shores and other natural wonders. Nearly all of the strip’s 137 hectares on the edges of two towns seem riveted down with rocks, some sharp enough to thwart a barefoot walk.

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Scientists explain the strip as a phenomenon caused by the heaving of the seabed more than a meter above the water during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that brought Bohol to its knees in October 2013.

The undersea upheaval exposed a broad, flat reef covered with seagrasses, corals and other marine organisms that once lived undisturbed despite the neap and ebb tides.

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