Hailstorm, earthquake hits Quang Nam Province

For the last two days, Bac Tra My District in the central province of Quang Nam has been hit by hailstorms, cyclonic winds and earthquakes around the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area.

Cyclonic winds left houses roofless in Bac Tra My District in Quang Nam Province (Photo: SGGP)

Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the People’s Committee in Bac Tra My District, said that hailstorms and cyclonic winds have caused much damage in the district on late afternoon of March 20 and early March 21.

Strong winds blew off rooftops of 70 houses and public works and destroyed entire vegetable crops, and the total damage is being estimated at VND2.5 billion (US$119,000).

Hailstones slashed at houses and crops in other mountainous districts like Dong Giang and Tay Giang as well.

Right after the hailstorm and strong winds, Bac Tra My District experienced tremors in the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area. The first one was felt at 9.48pm on March 20 and the second one at 3.4apm the following day. The two quakes did not exceed three on the Richter scale.

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Hai Mien

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