HCMC – Given multiple tremors hitting Kon Tum Province recently, investors of hydropower reservoirs in Kon Plong District, where quakes have become more common in recent years, have been urged to install and operate additional monitoring stations to serve earthquake early warning activities.
The provincial People’s Committee last weekend said it will oversee these investors’ efforts in setting the earthquake warning system and transferring the data recorded at the stations to the Institute of Geophysics to assist with earthquake forecast and advisory.
They must ensure operations of hydropower reservoirs comply with the prevailing regulations and promptly report any issues arising.
The Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control in this Central Highlands province has to provide sufficient, timely information about earthquakes and their aftermath, if any.
Besides, the steering committee was told to give local residents, especially people of ethnic minority groups, specific guidelines on measures to cope with possible earthquakes.
Local competent forces need to quickly make assessments of the earthquakes’ impact on safety of hydropower reservoirs and adopt measures to ensure safety of the reservoirs.