A quake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit Quang Nam Province’s Bac Tra My District yesterday, the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center reported.
This quake was the 76th that has stricken the district, where the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant is located, since September 03, local authorities said.
The latest quake occurred at 9:48 am on December 28 and lasted for 5-6 second, along with a few of explosions. The quake’s epicenter was located 7.7 km underground.
After the incident, concerned agencies have conducted examinations in several communes but there het yet to be a report of damage caused by the quake.
Four days earlier, another quake broke out at 2:47 am in the area of the hydropower plant, along with some explosions that could be heard by local residents.
Locals told reporters that the quake took place for about 3 seconds, generating loud explosions and causing houses and other structural works to shake.