Between Sunday night and Monday morning, five tremors occurred in Bac Tra My District in the central province of Quang Nam, sending shock waves among the local people who dared not sleep all through the night.
|Residents in Bac Tra My District in Quang Nam Province are feeling most unsettled because of recurring earthquakes in the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area (Photo: SGGP)|
The tremors have followed a 4.7 magnitude quake on November 15, the strongest ever to have shaken the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area.
Duong Thi Huong, a local resident of Tra Son Commune in Bac Tra My District, said that she was frightened to even sleep after the last major quake on November 15.
Although her house is strong, made of concrete and steel, the quake on November 15 left huge cracks in her walls. Ever since, her family has moved to a nearby wooden shack.
About 40,000 households in Bac Tra My, Hiep Duc, Nong Son and Que Son Districts and tens of thousands of households in the lower reaches of Thu Bon River are living in constant fear of impending earthquakes, particularly those of strong intensity.
Tran Anh Tuan, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee in Bac Tra My District, has asked Vietnam Electricity--investor of the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant--to coordinate with district authorities to assist residents in quake hit areas. People in these areas are feeling most unsettled and have as yet not regularized their daily lives and businesses.