Many residents in some apartment buildings in Hanoi felt the shaking of a magnitude-5.4 quake which hit the China-Myanmar border on Friday morning.
Nguyen Xuan Anh, head of the Institute of Geophysics, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the quake struck at 8:37 am at a depth of some 48 kilometers and posed no disaster risk.
The Vietnam Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics is monitoring the tremor.
A local resident said they felt dizzy and discovered that a table was shaking.
Manh Thiet, who lives on the 22nd floor of an apartment building in Hoang Mai District, elaborated that he felt the jiggling.
“The ceiling light and some other objects were rattling for around one minute," Thiet added.
“Residents from the 15th to 30th floors of the building all felt the vibration and saw objects in their homes moving.”