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The red star is the place where the 4.0 magnitude quake jolts Hanoi capital on March 25 (Photo: Institute of Geophysics of Vietnam)

The earthquake occurred at 8:05 a.m. with its epicentre at a depth of 16 kilometres. It did not cause any damage to life and property.

Residents living and working in high-rise buildings in the city felt a tremor was running down the structures, albeit for a short time.

The Institute of Geophysics of Vietnam said it would continue to keep a close watch on the earthquake.