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Consecutive earthquakes occur at Kon Plong district of the Central Highland province of Kon Tum in recent time.

The earthquake occurred at about 7:45 a.m. with its epicentre at a depth of about 8km.

The area was also shaken by two minor quakes measuring between 2.7 and 2.9 on the Richter scale on September 21, with its epicentre at a depth of between 8.1km and 10km. However, these tremors posed no risk of disaster.

Earthquakes have been occurring frequently and continuously in Kon Plong since 2021. Recently, their frequency and magnitude has been on the rise. Indeed, the strongest earthquake hitting the area over recent years was a magnitude 4.7 quake recorded on August 23, 2022.

Source: VOV