Sri Lanka has lifted a Tsunami alert issued following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake near the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean early this morning saying there was no threat anymore. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also cancelled the Tsunami alert for India.
Parts of Sri Lanka felt the tremor resulting from the earthquake in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, the Geological Survey and mines Bureau (GSMB) told Daily Mirror online.
The tremor was felt in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Badulla and parts of Colombo, the Geological Survey and mines Bureau said.
Last Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Report:
THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.
... THE TSUNAMI WATCH IS CANCELLED ...
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 1927Z 12 JUN 2010
COORDINATES - 7.8 NORTH 92.0 EAST
LOCATION - NICOBAR ISLANDS INDIA REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.5
SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE THAT A SIGNIFICANT TSUNAMI WAS NOT
GENERATED. THEREFORE THE TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED BY THIS CENTER
IS NOW CANCELLED.
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION