A 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines has killed at least 20 people, officials told Reuters.
Some people were killed while praying in a centuries-old church and many low-rise buildings crumbled and collapsed.
Rey Balido, a spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said at least 15 people died on the island of Cebu.
Residents ran from their homes in Cebu city, about 660 miles southeast of capital Manila, and hospitals moved patients to open spaces as aftershocks rocked the city of about 870,000 people.
At least 12 people have been killed following an earthquake in the Philippines.
The death toll from the earthquake that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 10, officials say.
In addition to the six already reported, four more people died when part of a fish port collapsed in Cebu city, across the strait from Bohol.
Footage has emerged of the rescue operations in the Philippines, following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
No tsunami warnings were issued after the quake.
Two more people have been confirmed dead after a market collapsed following an earthquake in the Philippines.
The two died, and 19 were injured, when the roof of a market in Mandaue in Cebu province collapsed.
Four people have been killed as a result of a building collapsing in an earthquake in the Philippines province of Cebu.
The roof of a market in the province's city of Mandaue also collapsed, injuring 19 people, according to TV reports.
An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale has hit the southern Philippines.
There is reportedly no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami following the quake.