Tremor hits Bac Tra My District

Viet  Nam News ( reported that a tremor rocked the Bac Tra My district of Quang Nam province and Song Tranh 2 hydro-power plants on Tuesday, according to Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.


No injuries or damage to the dam and residential houses have been reported, Tuan told Viet Nam News.


“We were reassured by the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics that the tremor measured 3.3 on the richter scale and lasted only a few seconds,” he said.


According to the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre, the tremor, with a seismic depth of 5.5km, was not significant enough to cause damage to houses or buildings.


Experts concluded that the sequence of tremors in the area was due to seismic activity caused by water stored in the hydropower plant reservoir.