No Tsunami threat to Sri Lanka

27 February 2010 09:27 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka is not in danger of a Tsunami after a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile, according to the Disaster Management Centre. However, a tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru, Ecuador and several other countries 

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the earthquake hit at a depth of about 59.4km. In a statement released by the  
USGS, it claimed that an earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicentre within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours. 

Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity in some parts of the capital due to the earthquake that struck at 0634 GMT today about 317km (197 miles) south-west of the capital, Santiago. There is no information yet on any casualties or damage.  (KA)


  Comments - 14

  • Saturday, 27 February 2010 04:46 PM

    Is this a joke? Sri Lanka is on the other side of the world from Chile. This has got to be a joke.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 04:48 PM

    Worse Tsunamis are exppected in SriLanka after the General Elections.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 05:41 PM

    Tsunami should come and take all the dirty polticains

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 06:21 PM

    no sunami threat but ther other threats. why no alarm?

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 01:37 AM

    Hope for a Political Tsunami before AUVRUDU

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:04 AM

    The plates below are moving! Be on the alert, let the flora and fauna grow on the shores in wild, people should migrate to safer places away at least a hundred metres only the fishing harbours be visited during the need mostly in daytime. Bye bye- to sea shore enjoyment and tourism!

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:05 AM


    Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:39 AM

    Not a single politico killed with the last one !.
    Although you are a Vegetarian...Wild buffalo will attack you !.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:53 AM

    Yes we know when it strikes Chile the probability is low for Sri Lanka. I am at least happy that they are working.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:08 AM

    political tsunami

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 12:38 PM

    Very sad News....

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 01:06 PM

    Dirty politicians too need to be given a second chance.
    The final opportunity has dawned.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:42 PM

    We miss you Tsunami

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:52 PM

    No More TSunami mean No More Foreign Aids

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