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Magnitude-3 earthquake hits northern Vietnamese province

Magnitude-3 earthquake hits northern Vietnamese province

Monday, November 28, 2022, 16:52 GMT+7
Magnitude-3 earthquake hits northern Vietnamese province
A map detailing the location of the epicenter (red star) of the earthquake in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, November 28, 2022. Photo: Institute of Geophysics

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale was recorded in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam on Monday morning.

The quake occurred at the depth of about12 kilometers in Ha Giang City, the capital of the namesake province, at 5:42 am, according to the Institute of Geophysics under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

Vinh, a local resident, said he felt the vibration at around 4:30 am the same day.

At about 5:45 am, the tremor became stronger, causing many small objects to fall, Vinh continued, adding that he and his family members decided to flee the house for their own safety.

“I could feel the earthquake three times and I thought that my house would fall apart,” said Tuyen, who lives in Ha Giang City.

Earthquakes of magnitude 3 to 3.9 on the Richter scale are considered weak and rarely cause any significant damage.

The Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics said it continued to monitor aftershocks.

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Duy Khang - Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre News


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