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Earthquake hits central mountainous district

Update: April, 24/2015 - 11:31
The location of the earthquake. — Photo courtesy of Centre for Earthquake and Tsunami Alert

THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 hit the mountainous A Luoi District in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province yesterday.

The earthquake occurred at 2pm and lasted several minutes, with its epicentre at 16.329 north and 107.309 east. No damage to life and property was reported.

The National Centre for Earthquake and Tsunami Alert is monitoring the progress of the earthquake.

It was the fifth earthquake in the district in the last one year, following an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 in May, a 3.3 magnitude tremor in November, a 2.9 magnitude quake in December last year, and a 3.5 magnitude quake on April 8 this year. —VNS

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