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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

EVALUATION

 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
BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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  • Saturday, 12 June 2010 09:57 PM

    Thank you daily mirror for the good news ... Very happy now ..

    Saturday, 12 June 2010 10:16 PM

    Thanks......

    Saturday, 12 June 2010 10:28 PM

    Thakyou for alerting us...........

    Lasantha De Silva Wednesday, 11 April 2012 09:46 AM

    I am a journalist located near Bandarawela, of Badulla district.
    I feel tremor here before half an hour

    Saturday, 12 June 2010 11:31 PM

    release the general.simple.how many times has this been told?!

    Saturday, 12 June 2010 11:47 PM

    its realy a good work by DM, for keeping us informed.

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 02:56 AM

    If only we had this warning in December 2004!!!

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 03:08 AM

    In 2012... the MEGA TSUNAMI WILL COME !.

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 04:44 AM

    Thank God! Really really welcome news!.

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 05:22 AM

    It was so scary. The bed shock for 20 seconds or something.

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 05:25 AM

    i am from kandy...and i felt this around 1.03 a.m. :O

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 06:11 AM

    thanxs god

    Sunday, 13 June 2010 07:20 AM

    Yes, vital news to be informed to public so not to panic. Infact i was when i heard there was an earthquake'n SL with a magnitude over 7 richter scale. Now that i know the tsunami alerts been lifted....I'm relieved. Keep up the good work Mirror. Tried seeking for info in Daily couldn't find it.


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