The People's Committee of Kon Tum Province, on May 6, issued a document on monitoring and handling earthquakes in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province.
Accordingly, Mr. Le Ngoc Tuan, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, requested departments to strengthen monitoring of earthquake aftershocks in the province; instruct people on measures to respond to earthquakes, as well as promptly provide information on the results of inspection and assessment of causes and effects of earthquakes by functional units to announce to the public, avoiding causing panic.
To quickly, accurately, and fully record earthquakes occurring in Kon Plong and surrounding areas to serve the monitoring of earthquake activity, as well as to operate safely hydropower plants, the Chairman of the provincial People's Committee asked the investors of two hydropower plants to immediately install five more earthquake observation stations. Specifically, Vinh Son - Song Hinh Hydropower Joint Stock Company - the investor of Upper Kon Tum Hydroelectricity – must urgently invest in and install three new earthquake observation stations besides three existing observation stations installed by the Institute of Geophysics; provide financial support for the operation of the network of earthquake monitoring stations in the area of Upper Kon Tum Hydropower Plant.
Dak Drinh Hydropower Joint Stock Company - the investor of Dak Rinh Hydroelectricity Plant – must urgently invest, install, and provide funding for the operation of two earthquake observation stations in the area of Dak Drinh Hydropower Plant to connect to the system of six earthquake observation stations in the area of Upper Kon Tum Hydropower Plant.
Previously, SGGP Online Newspaper reported that earthquakes had continuously occurred in Kon Plong District. From the beginning of the year to April 18, there were 53 earthquakes there, making local people panic and worry. Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has asked local authorities to assess the cause and extent of the impact of earthquakes.
Earthquakes continue to occur in Kon Tum Province
In Kon Plong District, in Kon Tum Province, two earthquakes occurred on May 6. Of these, the morning earthquake had a stronger vibration than the afternoon one, and everyone could feel them.
On May 6, the Institute of Geophysics informed that during the day, there were two earthquakes in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province.
These two earthquakes of 3.4 and 3.2 magnitudes occurred at 9.37 a.m. and 1.42 p.m., respectively, on May 6, with a preliminary epicenter depth of about 10 kilometers.
The two quakes did not pose any disaster risk.
Currently, the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center under the Institute of Geophysics continues to monitor these earthquakes.
On the same day, Mr. Tran Van Net, Chairman of the People's Committee of Dak Tang Commune, Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, which is considered the earthquake epicenter, said he could feel the two recent earthquakes.