Death toll climbs to 183 in Philippines earthquake

Updated 3:11 PM EDT, Sat October 19, 2013

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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 Thursday to 161, authorities said.

The quake, which struck Tuesday, also injured 375 people, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in Quezon City.

The bulk of the casualties were in Bohol province.

Bohol residents struggle to recover after quake

In an update issued Thursday evening, the council said 21 people were missing – all of them in Bohol.

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 quake a slightly higher rating: 7.2 magnitude.

Measuring the magnitude of earthquakes

Landslides were reported in some areas. Nearly 3,000 houses were destroyed and another 16,000 were damaged in Bohol and Cebu, officials reported.

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.