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Vietnam Earthquake Preparedness Alert

Vietnam is located in the Eurasian Plate close to the Andaman-Sumatra-Myanma plate boundary.

Due to the lack of historical records the establishment of the local site factors and design seismic response spectrum for major cities in Vietnam was found problematic.

Several major potential seismic sources capable of generating large magnitude earthquakes (M8) have been identified in the region surrounding Hanoi, within a radius of about 250km in recent studies.

Earling preparedness network continuously is monitoring Hanoi and South of Vietnam by distinguishing everyday ground shakes from patterns that may cause an earthquake. As the result Earling was able to issue preparedness alerts for two of latest minor earthquakes for the regions two days before the earthquakes happen as mentioned below: