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Three consecutive earthquakes in Kon Tum

Earthquakes of 2.5-3.2 magnitude occurred in Kon Plong district, but did not cause damage, on the morning of April 21.

The earthquake and tsunami warning center (Institute of Geophysics) said that earthquakes occurred at 0h55, 1h5, and 4:12, respectively, with a magnitude of 3.2; 2.9; and 2.5; The focal depth is over 8 km. The Center is monitoring these earthquakes.





The location of the earthquake in Kon Tum at noon on April 18.  Photo: Geophysics Institute

The location of the earthquake in Kon Tum on the morning of April 21. Image:Institute of Geophysics

From April 15 to now, Kon Plong district has continuously experienced earthquakes with a density of more than 25 earthquakes. Notably, on the afternoon of April 18, this district suffered a 4.5 magnitude earthquake, the tremor spread to neighboring localities.

Institute of Geophysics said that earthquakes in Kon Tum “increase”. abnormal“According to this institute, the water storage of hydroelectric reservoirs in the earthquake-related area. The tremors in Kon Plong district occurred after the Thuong Kon Tum hydroelectric project accumulated water.

Nguyen Xuan Anh, Director of the Institute of Geophysics, said that from 2020, this unit has sent staff to Kon Tum to set up a monitoring station to warn of dangers. With the increase in earthquakes in the province, the institute will set up more stations and collect data for detailed study, focusing on the fault system in the area.

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