Tremors did not take place close to Plate Boundaries; Geological Survey and Mines Bureau

Tremors did not take place close to Plate Boundaries; Geological Survey and Mines Bureau

Tremors did not take place close to Plate Boundaries; Geological Survey and Mines Bureau

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Sep, 2020 | 6:00 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said the data collected on the recent tremors felt in the Kandy District revealed the tremors did not take place close to main plate lines or Plate Boundaries.

The GSMB in a statement said it believes the termors may have been the result of anticipatory Induced Seismicity close to the Victoria Reservoir or due to a collapse of metamorphosed limestone, adding the experts from the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau are conducting further studies on the matter.

The statement went on to note, a tremor was felt at 08:32 PM on the 29th of August in Gurudeniya, Haragama, Anuragama & Mailapitiya and a tremor was also felt at 07:06 AM on the 02nd of September in the Ambakote and Aluthwatte.

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