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)