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Small earthquake occurs in Điện Biên Province

Update: September, 25/2017 - 09:52
An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday in the northwestern provinces of Điện Biên and Sơn La.— Photo baodienbienphu.info.vn

ĐIỆN BIÊN — An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday in the northwestern provinces of Điện Biên and Sơn La.

The quake occurred at 12:04 am and lasted for about two seconds. It was felt in Sơn La’s Quỳnh Nhai District and Điện Biên’s Tủa Chùa District, according to head of the Điện Biên Phủ Seismic Observation Station, Nguyễn Thái Sơn.

The epicentre was registered at a latitude of 21.938 degrees North and 103.547 degrees East longitude, and a depth of about seven kilometres, he said. “This is a small earthquake with short aftershocks, hence causing no damage to households or infrastructure,” he said. 

He noted that 3-4 magnitude earthquakes normally occur in the province. — VNS

 

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