Tremors reoccur in Quang Nam Province

A few mild tremors were felt in the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area in Bac Tra My District in the central province of Quang Nam at around 2.47pm on December 24, an area which has continuously been shaken by such tremors, attributed to water accumulation in the plant’s reservoir.

Tremors are reoccurring in the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant area in Quang Nam Province (Photo: SGGP)

Ho Van Loi, chairman of the People’s Committee in Tra Doc Commune of Bac Tra My District, said that local residents experienced tremors followed in quick succession by explosions, within three seconds of the tremor. Loi noted that quakes usually take place soon after rains.

According to a report by the People’s Committee of Bac Tra My District, there have been at least 75 tremors of varied intensity in the district since September 3. Four of these tremors measured 4.2-4.7 on the Richter scale.

Either mild tremors or strong quakes, residents’ lives in Bac Tra My District and neighboring areas have been badly disrupted, causing fear among residents as well as huge loss to property with as many as 1,600 houses and 17 public works showing large visible cracks.

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Hai Mien

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