According to the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center and Institute of Geophysics, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in the mountainous A Luoi district of Thua Thien Hue province at 3:23 pm yesterday. Map of epicenter location on December 21.
Map of epicenter location on December 21.
The large sized earthquake centered at 16,218 degrees north latitude and 107,345 east longitude with its epicenter location at 7 kilometers deep underground.
The center said nearly 20 small- medium sized earthquakes had ever appeared in A Luoi district since May, 2014. Of these, the most powerful earthquake recorded at 4.7 on the richter magnitude scale on May 15, 2014.
Chairman of the People’s Committee of A Luoi district Nguyen Manh Hung said that local people has spent an anxious couple of days for the recent consecutive earthquakes as the A Luoi Hydropower Plant poured water into reservoirs to generate power.
On the same day, Thua Thien- Hue province Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Recue Steering Committee, the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center and Institute of Geophysics summarized that nearly 20 earthquakes had recorded 2.5- 4.7 on the richter scale in Thua Thien- Hue province since 2014 to 2016.
In December, 2015, four earthquakes consecutively experienced in A Luoi district and its neighboring area of Huong Tra commune with 2.5- 2.9 on the richter scale.
However, the earthquakes did not mostly cause any loss of life.
Recent earthquakes have consecutively appeared in A Luoi district after the A Luoi Hydropower Plant poured water into reservoirs to generate power.