Parts of Sri Lanka felt the tremor resulting from an earthquake in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean a short while ago, the Geological Survey and mines Bureau (GSMB) told Daily Mirror online a short while ago. A tsunami watch is now in effect
The tremor was felt in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Badulla and parts of Colombo, the Geological Survey and mines Bureau said.
A very strong earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck near India's Nicobar Islands and northwest of the tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island. A regional tsunami watch was in effect for all areas of the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on its website. The epicenter of the quake was 107 miles west of Misha on the Nicobar Islands at a depth of 20.5 miles.
The epicenter, according to USGS, is just 1,100km from our Easter coast, everyone out there by the sea, watchout please!
Saturday, 12 June 2010 08:56 PM
we felt the tremor around 1.15am... in colombo harbour... but not taken it seriously... some times we get this feel once heavy containers are handled near by our building...
Saturday, 12 June 2010 09:08 PM
The earthquake tremor is true, i felt it, the 5 storey building where i live in colombo 03 shook for a whole minute....
Sunday, 13 June 2010 03:10 AM
Ranil felt the tremor in the midnight !
Sunday, 13 June 2010 05:32 AM
i am from kandy and i felt this around 1.03 a.m.
Sunday, 13 June 2010 07:52 AM
I'm from Warakapola. I felt this around 1.00 a.m. .
Sunday, 13 June 2010 08:39 AM
i felt the tremor around 1:15 am at my house in colombo, while i was studying my chair was shook for around 10-15 seconds. I was wondering whats going on and i just touched my table and the books to see whether is there any wrong...But it has disappeared in seconds, only in the morning i read the news what actually happend :)
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