Death toll climbs to 183 in Philippines earthquake

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NEW: Disaster officials say 13 people are still missing and 583 are injured

NEW: The death toll from the earthquake in the Philippines rises to 183

The quake was centered near a town in Bohol province

It hit on a national holiday in the Philippines

CNN  — 

The death toll from the magnitude-7.1 earthquake in the central Philippines rose to 144 on Wednesday, authorities said.

The quake, which struck Tuesday, injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.

The bulk of the casualties were in Bohol province.

Bohol residents struggle to recover after quake

More than 20 people are missing, and authorities are checking into reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings, the Philippines News Agency reported.

The quake was centered about 620 kilometers (385 miles) south-southeast of Manila, near Catigbian, and its depth was 20 kilometers (12 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Philippines disaster council gave the temblor a slightly higher rating: 7.2 magnitude.

Measuring the magnitude of earthquakes

The quake hit on a national holiday in the Philippines, at the beginning of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Landslides were reported in some areas. More than 8,500 homes were destroyed and nearly 26,000 were damaged, officials reported.

The quake has affected nearly 3.5 million people across six provinces. More than 370,000 people were forced from their homes in the worst-affected Bohol province, the council said.

Government buildings and infrastructure, including roads and bridges, have also suffered damage, the council said.