September 17, 2012
Residents of Borongan, Philippines, pray during a Mass of thanksgiving Sept. 1  after a magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines’ east coast Aug. 31. One person died when a house collapsed; the quake knocked out power in several towns and spurred panic about a tsunami that ended up generating only tiny waves.

CNS PHOTO | ERIK DE CASTRO, REUTERS

Philippines in prayer

Residents of Borongan, Philippines, pray during a Mass of thanksgiving Sept. 1 after a magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines’ east coast Aug. 31.

One person died when a house collapsed; the quake knocked out power in several towns and spurred panic about a tsunami that ended up generating only tiny waves.