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Magnitude-3 earthquake strikes north-central Vietnamese province

Magnitude-3 earthquake strikes north-central Vietnamese province

Saturday, January 07, 2023, 09:49 GMT+7
Magnitude-3 earthquake strikes north-central Vietnamese province
A map detailing the location of the epicenter (red star) of the magnitude-3 earthquake in Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam on January 6, 2023. Photo: Institute of Geophysics

A magnitude-3 earthquake struck Nghe An Province in north-central Vietnam at a depth of 10km on Friday, according to the Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics.

The quake occurred at 8:53 am in Nghe An’s Tuong Duong District.

Some residents of Thach Giam Town in Tuong Duong District and Con Cuong District recounted that furniture in their houses was slightly shaken.

“While I was sitting drinking water, I saw the glass on the table shaking,” said Luong Van Hung, a 38-year-old resident of Thach Giam Town.

“I thought there was a car passing by, but I was wrong.”

A view of Thach Giam Town where a magnitude-3 earthquake occurred in Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam on January 6, 2023. Photo: D. Hoa / Tuoi Tre
A view of Thach Giam Town where a magnitude-3 earthquake occurred in Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam on January 6, 2023. Photo: D. Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center did not report on a risk of disaster and said it continued to monitor aftershocks following the incident.

This is the second earthquake to have hit Tuong Duong District in the past two weeks, following a previous tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale at 2:36 pm on December 27, 2022.

The area where both earthquakes happened is located on the Ca River fault system.

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A magnitude-3 earthquake struck Nghe An Province in north-central Vietnam at a depth of 10km on Friday, according to the Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics.

The quake occurred at 8:53 am in Nghe An’s Tuong Duong District.

Some residents of Thach Giam Town in Tuong Duong District and Con Cuong District recounted that furniture in their houses was slightly shaken.

“While I was sitting drinking water, I saw the glass on the table shaking,” said Luong Van Hung, a 38-year-old resident of Thach Giam Town.

“I thought there was a car passing by, but I was wrong.”

A view of Thach Giam Town where a magnitude-3 earthquake occurred in Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam on January 6, 2023. Photo: D. Hoa / Tuoi Tre
A view of Thach Giam Town where a magnitude-3 earthquake occurred in Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam on January 6, 2023. Photo: D. Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center did not report on a risk of disaster and said it continued to monitor aftershocks following the incident.

This is the second earthquake to have hit Tuong Duong District in the past two weeks, following a previous tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale at 2:36 pm on December 27, 2022.

The area where both earthquakes happened is located on the Ca River fault system.

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