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4 consecutive earthquakes rock Vietnam’s Central Highlands

4 consecutive earthquakes rock Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Monday, February 06, 2023, 13:39 GMT+7
4 consecutive earthquakes rock Vietnam’s Central Highlands
A map detailing the location of the epicenter (red star) of the earthquakes in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. Photo: Institute of Geophysics

The Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics said on Sunday that four consecutive earthquakes measuring 2.7 to 3.1 on the Richter scale hit Kon Plong District in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum from Friday to Sunday.

The two latest tremors, with magnitudes of 3.1 and 2.7, occurred at a depth of 8km at 8:29 am and 0:20 on Sunday, respectively.

The other two quakes of magnitude-3 struck the district at a depth of 8.8km and 8.2km at 9:10 am on Saturday and 10:44 pm on Friday, respectively.

The earthquakes did not pose any disaster risk, however.

The People’s Committee of Kon Plong District said that they have not recorded any damage to people and property after the incidents.

Since the end of 2022, they have coordinated with the Institute of Geophysics to organize training on how to respond to and overcome the possible consequences of earthquakes for residents of the district, which has recently been struck by several quakes.

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Bao Anh - Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre News


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