Committee inquiring Haragama tremor, to locate epicenter

Committee inquiring Haragama tremor, to locate epicenter

Committee inquiring Haragama tremor, to locate epicenter

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

31 Aug, 2020 | 9:23 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A team consisting of two seismology scientists have been assigned to map the Thalathu-oya and surrounding areas in Kandy, where a tremor was reported on Saturday night (Aug 29), the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said on Monday (Aug 31).

“Through mapping, the epicenter of the tremor could be located. Thereby, the cause that triggered the tremor could be deduced upon confirmation of the epicenter,” Udaya De Silva, the Senior Director at the Geological Survey said.

According to Nilmini Thaldena, who is in-charge of the Geology division at the Tsunami Early Warning Centre, the tremor was also felt in Ambakote, Digana, Anuragama, Haragama, and Mailapitiya.

The tremor felt in the Haragama area of Kandy, was recorded at the Pallekele centre of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, at around 8:32 pm on Saturday night.

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