HA NOI (VNS) — An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale happened around midnight yesterday in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau's Muong Te District, according to the Institute of Physics of the Earth.
The earthquake did not cause any damages, although experts from the institute have kept close watch on the area.
Institute expert Cao Dinh Trieu said that recently Son La and Lai Chau provinces had seen several earthquakes measuring less than 4 on the Richter scale.
Lai Chau Province saw an earthquake measuring 6.8 in 1935 and another measuring 6.7 in 1983. — VNS