4.9 magnitude earthquake hits Lai Chau Province

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in Muong Te District, Lai Chau Province yesterday afternoon. 

Map of epicenter location (Photo: the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center)

Map of epicenter location (Photo: the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center)

According to the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center of the Institute of Geophysics, people living in the Northwestern province realized sudden shaking of the ground cause by quake at noon of June 16. 

The epicenter of this earthquake located at around 12.6 kilometers deep underground.

The dangerous of the earthquake near the epicenter, neighboring areas respectively reached level 4, level 3. 

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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