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Geological accidents occurring more frequently near hydropower plants

 VietNamNet Bridge – Earthquakes and incidents of soil collapse have occurred more frequently near hydropower plant areas in recent months. No detailed conclusions have been made about the cases.

Largest earthquake this year occurs at hydropower plant

 VietNamNet Bridge - An earthquake registering 3.6 on the Richter scale with a focal depth of 5.7 km occurred in the area of Song Tranh 2 hydropower plant in the central province of Quang Nam on Tuesday morning, the strongest so far this year.

Song Tranh hydro-power plant 2 jolted by earthquake

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 2.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Song Tranh hydro-power plant 2 in central Quang Nam Province's Bac Tra My District on the afternoon of June 8.

More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs

The People’s Procuracy in Nhon Trach and Trang Bom district and Bien Hoa city, in Dong Nai, approved the decision to prosecute two additional public disorder cases, with an additional 39 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained.

4.7-magnitude earthquake hits central Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - A 4.7-magnitude earthquake occurred on Thursday night in A Luoi district of the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

Chile leader evacuates as second big quake strikes

 A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked northern Chile, just over 24 hours after an 8.2 tremor killed six people, destroyed 2,600 houses and led to mass evacuations.

Chile declares disaster in quake-hit regions

 Chile has declared three northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas.

People in state of anxious suspense ‘cause of earthquake

 VietNamNet Bridge – Another earthquake has occurred, upsetting the life of the people in Song Tranh hydropower plant area.

Earthquake in Dien Bien last night

 VietNamNet Bridge – At 10pm on December 4, a 3.8 -magnitude earthquake occurred in Tay Trang Pass in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien. The mild earthquake did not cause any damage.

Philippine earthquake death toll rises to 156

 The death toll from a recent powerful earthquake in central Philippines jumped to 156 while 22 others were still missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.

At least 20 killed in strong Philippine quake

 At least 20 people died in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake which hit Bohol in central Philippines on Tuesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Major 7.2 magnitude quake strikes Philippines: USGS

 A major 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near one of the Philippines key tourist hubs on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

Pakistan earthquake death toll rises to 348 as 20 more bodies recovered

 The death toll of a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon has risen to 348 as 20 more bodies were recovered by rescue teams in the quake-hit areas,

93 killed as 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits SW Pakistan

 At least 93 people were killed and over 200 others injured as an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon, according to officials and media reports.

Japanese Film Festival recalls tsunami disaster

 VietNamNet Bridge – A series of Japanese films on natural disasters will be presented at a film festival from September 13-15 at Ha Noi's National Cinema Centre.

6.9-magnitude quake hits east off Japan

 An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit east off Japan at 9:19 a.m. local time Wednesday, with strong tremor felt in Tokyo.

Earthquake again at Song Tranh 2 hydropower

 VietNamNet Bridge - Less than a week after an earthquake response exercise, a major earthquake occurred this morning, September 3, in Bac Tra My district and some neighboring areas, making people panic.

Japan shuts down one of two operating reactors

 One of Japan's two remaining working nuclear reactors was taken offline Tuesday, with the other to be shut down later this month and no restarts in sight amid public hostility to nuclear power.

Disaster risk management key in policies

 VietNamNet Bridge – Panellists discussed the importance of disaster risk management policies in the private sector at the launch in Ha Noi last week of the United Nations 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Over 2,800 people to join earthquake response exercise

 More than 2,800 people from army corps, departments, organs and people from all social strata will participate in a large-scale earthquake response exercise, scheduled to take place on August 28 in Quang Nam.