Minor quake strikes off Sri Lanka

15 March 2010 04:00 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck close to Sri Lanka early this morning but did not cause any damages nor was there a threat of a tsunami. The earthquake at 02.33 a.m. local time had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centered about 1,151 kilometers (716 miles) south-southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. It struck about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake.

Because the earthquake was located so far from land, no damage or casualties are expected. The magnitude of the earthquake was too low to cause a tsunami threat. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 19

  • Monday, 15 March 2010 10:30 AM

    Stop allowing illegal sex in the island. There is more freedom in this aspect. Adultery law should be introduced to stop this menace. It is causing worst damages to life and property.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 04:49 AM

    Last days of pompai

    Monday, 15 March 2010 04:51 AM

    God is warning SL People..Let us learn lessons now rather than later.. Otherwise too late...

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:08 AM

    Is this a starting ????

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:10 AM

    Is it directly under Hambantota?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:14 AM

    That's all we need :-)

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:43 AM

    Wasn't the 2004 Tsunami far from land too?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:53 AM

    Good opportunity to appoint a minister for earthquakes.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:58 AM

    Get ready for 2012

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:01 AM

    Is it just me, or are there more earthquakes happening close to Sri Lanka.. Does this mean Doomsday is approaching?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:04 AM

    God Save us. Otherwise this would be a another political stage 4 our politicians

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:42 AM

    Major Earth Quake is on 8th April !.... Most of the " Foul Mouth Politicos " will get buried for ever !.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:27 AM

    Signs of danger!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:48 AM

    LIVE & LET LIVE...

    Monday, 15 March 2010 12:56 PM

    We miss a chance of International massive aids

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:23 PM

    Most of the people will punshid very soon by God.( Who did wrong)

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:51 PM

    Close to Hambantota? Helping Hambantota.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 02:27 PM

    Earth quake on 8th April... will be9.9 on the Richter scale !.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:01 PM

    This is a sign for Sri Lanka to do something ...

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