|Earthquakes cause huge damage to the homes of local people
The initial earthquake was recorded at 8:13 a.m. with its epicentre occuring at a depth of 8.1 km.
Following this, a second tremor took place only a few minutes after the first one, with the epicentre also being registered at a depth of 8.1 km.
Son La province has issued natural disaster alerts level 1 following the two consecutive earthquakes.
Moc Chau district suffered a number of small and significant earthquakes in late July and early August, causing plenty of damage to the homes of local people throughout the region.