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Does Vietnam experience any severe storms or natural disasters?  


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I saw that Taiwan got hit with a massive 6.9-Magnitude earthquake today and it was making me wonder about Vietnam. I have never experienced anything outside of heavy downpours. Does this country face any sort of issue with natural disasters? 

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Sadly, yes. Vietnam faces a lot of issues including flfloods, storms, whirlwinds, flash floods, coastline erosion, droughts and landslides. Many people lose their homes and their lives each year down to these issues. You see the most damage further out from the cities. 

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@vinami I have heard of some of the flooding being bad as it leads to landslides. Those things are dangerous! Just last year I saw a video on Twitter of someone's car being completely eaten up by one and their house sinking down. 

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I think in Vietnam, mudslides are the worst. They interrupt farming and cause all sorts of issues for travel. Not to mention people have lost their homes and their lives from them.

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I have only ever heard of the flooding and landslides. I was not aware they have gotten and get earthquakes. I must not have spent enough time there to know about it. 

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Posted by: @vinami

floods, storms, whirlwinds, flash floods, coastline erosion, droughts and landslides.

What is coastline erosion? I have never actually heard of this before. Is it like a form of a landslide that happens near water or something? 

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Coast erosion is when the sea waves remove the soil; for example, there are many less beaches in beautiful Hoi An than before because of that.

This said, whoever writes that typhoons and big floods are a big problem here likes to make things much worst than they are. As far as climate is concerned, it all depends on the three regions : rain in the North in May, uly and August, but is is mostly SHORT violent storms at the end of the day of at night; a typhoon from time to time, but rarely because the Gulf of Tonkin is blocked by the large mountainous Chinese island of Hai Nan. The Center is the problem, from beginning September to end of November. In the south, no typhoons to talk about, but huge rain in July an August (plus 40°+ temperatures). So, best months to visit the whole of Vietnam are beginning of April to end of June.

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There is one geographical miracle with Vietnam: whereas the surrounding Southeast China, the Philippines  are regularly ravaged by earthquakes, nothing of that king here; the "Pacific Circle of Fire" goes around it.

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"nothing of that kin

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