VietNamNet Bridge – The Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources and the specialized agencies of Quang Ninh province have stated that a rock island numbered 649 in the Ha Long Bay had eroded after storm Jebi, owing to entirely natural reasons.




Island No. 649 is partially eroded after storm Jebi.

Experts of the Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources and officials of Quang Ninh province have conducted a survey on the island No. 649 and the surrounding islands in Ha Long Bay after the island was reported of being eroded.

Based on the field test, the experts said that the erosion of the No. 649 island in Halong Bay is completely a natural phenomenon, caused by tectonic movement in the bay.

In addition, factors such as rain, storms, waves, wind and sea water corrosion are small agents that triggered the landslides. The institute will further analyze and report the results in detail as soon as possible.




Experts learn of the eroded area.



The Island No. 649 is one of the 1,969 islands in Ha Long Bay. It is located in the fishing village of Cong Tau, between Center 3 and Center 4 of the Management Board of Ha Long Bay. The erosion was discovered during a survey on August 6.

On this occasion, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Quang Ninh Province, the Ha Long Bay Management Board in collaboration with the Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources have made a research project on geology and geodynamics to serve observation of changes in the rocks and caves on Ha Long Bay.

Ngan Ha