(VIDEO) Southern Sri Lanka Tremor caused zero damage

(VIDEO) Southern Sri Lanka Tremor caused zero damage

Written by Zulfick Farzan

25 Aug, 2021 | 1:59 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has confirmed that the tremor experienced in the Yala National Park caused zero damage to property.

The tremor measuring 1.5 in the Richter scale was experienced around 09:15 PM on Tuesday (24) in the southern zone of the Yala National Park.

Locals in the surrounding area were shaken by the experience with some noting that they felt a movement similar to the earth cracking under them.

The tremor was felt in Lunugamwehera, Beralihela, Seenimulla, Lunugamwevera Reservoir and other small settlements.

Chairman of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau Anura Walpola speaking to News 1st said the tremor was recorded at all four seismic stations.

on Tuesday (24) morning, a magnitude 5.1 tremor was experienced in the Bay of Bengal some 600 kilometers away from the Jaffna Peninsula.

The Met Department said the tremor posed no threat to Sri Lanka.

The Chairman of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau also confirmed that the tremor did not pose any threat to Sri Lanka.

On the 16th of August, a magnitude 05 tremor was recorded in the Indian Ocean, some 1,200 km to the south of Sri Lanka.

That too did not pose a threat to the island.

In 2020, tremors were felt in Digana, Kandy and the committee that investigated the incidents released a report with several findings and recommendations.

Report and Recommendation can be found here :

2020 Digana Tremor Report: The findings and recommendations

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