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Việt Nam records 35 earthquakes in 2018 so far

Update: September, 20/2018 - 17:10
A map shows where an earthquake hit Cao Bằng Province on Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Institute of Geophysics
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has recorded 35 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5-4.5 so far this year, according the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics.

Most of these earthquakes occured in mountainous provinces bordering China and Laos, such as Quảng Nam, Sơn La, Điện Biên, Lai Châu, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Cao Bằng, Nghệ An, Thanh Hóa, Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Ninh.

The latest quake, of magnitude 3.2, struck Hòa An District, Cao Bằng Province at 10pm on Wednesday.

The tsunami warning centre is continuing to monitor this earthquake.

Of the total 35 earthquakes that occurred from the beginning of 2018, 15 were reported in Quảng Nam Province’s Bắc Trà My and Nam Trà My districts.

However, these were small quakes that did not affect houses and people, the Institute of Geophysics said. — VNS

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