No risk of SL being affected by an earthquakes (Watch Report)

No risk of SL being affected by an earthquakes (Watch Report)

Written by Staff Writer

16 May, 2015 | 2:33 am

According to the director of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, C.B. Dissanayake, there is no risk of Sri Lanka being affected by an earthquake. He noted that no concrete evidence has surfaced to suggest that Sri Lanka could be affected by an earthquake.

Reports say that a new geological layer is being formed in the seas off the southern most part of the island located 600-700 kilometers away. According to geologists, the formation of the geological layer began 8 million years ago.

However, Geologists also noted that this geological layer has shown increased activity after an 8.2 Magnitude earthquake shook the area on April 2012. Although Sri Lanka felt a tremor there was no impact to the Island.

Director of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies Prof. C.B. Dissanayake noted that a country which is situated in the middle of a tectonic plate is not likely to be affected by earthquakes. He added that only minor tremors will be experienced in the Island.

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