Hanoi experiences powerful tremor

An earthquake occurred in many areas near Hoan Kiem Lake, Giay Bridge and Ha Dong district in capital city of Hanoi at 8:20am today.

The powerful tremor occurs in capital city of Hanoi this morning

The powerful tremor occurs in capital city of Hanoi this morning

The 6 to 8 second- tremor caused shaking violently furniture, chairs, windows, fish tank, even cups and glasses on the tables inside houses and buildings.

Up to now, the Institute of Geophysics has no information about this aftershock.

Sharing with the reporters of the Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper, Deputy Director of Vietnam Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center Mr. Nguyen Hong Phuong said that scientists had not yet ascertained the eye of the earthquake.

However, the powerful tremor might be due to operation of troughs of broken-lines underground in area of Cao Bang province, which is about 200 km far from Hanoi.

On November 21, capital city of Hanoi  experienced a tremor, making residents worry about living condition.

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong ​

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