04.07.10 A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck 150km from the coast of Phan Thiet City last Friday, on June 23. The epicenter was in the vicinity of several semi-active undersea volcanoes and volcanic islands, including Phu Quy Island. Tremors were felt as far away as Ho Chi Minh city but no damage or tidal waves were reported. Aftershocks are likely in the weeks following but not possible to predict. The area endures earthquakes once every year or two, all of similar magnitude. Binh Thuan Province is seismically very active, with numerous dormant volcanoes on the mainland, several hot springs, and many volcanic rock and mineral deposits.
29.11.07 A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast on Wednesday at 10:10pm, local time. No injuries or damage were reported. The quake was felt as far away as Saigon. Similar erthquakes were reported about 2 years ago. Binh Thuan province is somewhat seismically active, with hot springs on both ends of the province, thermal vents off the coast, and backed by dormant volcanoes. Earthquakes are infrequent however, and normally of small scale.
09.11.05 Another earthquake struck 100 miles off the coast of Phan Thiet Tuesday afternoon around 2:45 pm. This quake was 5.5 on the Richter Scale and is said to be the strongest quake on record in Vietnam, and the 5th quake since the middle of August to hit the region. Office buidlings in Ho Chi Minh City shook greatly. One man was killed in the city when shelving and furnature fell and struck him on the head.
An earthquake measuring nearly 5.0 hit about 100 miles directly south of Phan Thiet at a depth of nearly 33 km. The earthquake shook the coast shortly after mindnight on Monday. This is at least the third quake to occur in the last few months. No significant damage is know to have occured but furnature and dishes rattled in homes across Southern Vietnam.
27.10.05 An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale hit the sea bed off southern Binh Thuan province at 8 am on October 17. It was followed 28 minutes later by another earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale. These aftershocks caused no major damage or injuries. There have been several others this year. There has always been minor thermal activity at the NorthEastern and SouthWestern ends of the province in the form of hot springs.