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Earth tremor felt in SL

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An earth tremor has been felt in some parts of the country including Colombo, Diyatalawa, Nuwara Eliya, Hatton and Ratnapura areas around 9.52 pm today (26) , the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said. No damages or casualties reported so far.

Officials are further investigating into the earth tremor, the GSMB said. The public is advised not to panic.

On May 20,  a minor tremor was felt in the hillcountry measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale.

 
 

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-4+21 # Concerned 2012-05-26 22:21
Me too have experienced in Kalutara.
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-5+15 # BlindSide 2012-05-26 22:25
I felt it in Nugegoda and could not believe it was a tremor.
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-3+16 # unknown 2012-05-26 22:38
I felt this very strongly at kohuwala area.
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-2+21 # Shaken not stirred 2012-05-26 22:38
Felt it in Colombo-6, lasted a couple of sec, Scary when u live in a highrise
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-62+68 # BADA-UDA-GEMMBA 2012-05-26 22:52
When will the BIG ONE come as an EARYHQUAKE toppling this DICTATORSHIP?????
CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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-37+47 # zuper 2012-05-26 23:05
IDIOT!
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-15+25 # Conty 2012-05-27 12:38
Hey Zuper!!! Don't you have any sense of humor? Gee you must have a dull life? Come on how about getting "A life" it is too short laugh a little!!!! Do you good.
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-22+30 # Kaputa 2012-05-26 23:06
He Gemba, when big one comes you would be under six feet down. Make sure your bauda loku gal gediyak.
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-0+1 # Wara 2012-05-28 09:09
Himself alone ???
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-15+44 # BlindSide 2012-05-26 23:07
Are the pressure plates slipping and Sri Lanka sinking following the trend of the economy and governess.
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-4+23 # Game Kolla 2012-05-27 11:35
Instead of having our own satellite we are urgently required a early warning system for tsunami and earthquakes.
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-0+3 # punchi 2012-05-27 22:44
if u check our SL history books this had happend in the past abt 1000 yrs ago
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-0+0 # achtung 2012-05-29 10:56
i think an earthquake occured in SL in 1930's i still remember hearing such a story from my late grand father as a kid.
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-0+0 # ase 2012-05-28 09:13
There's no way of predicting earthquakes as of yet so early warning is not possible. Tsunami early warning; we already got a system in place covering eastern Indian Ocean.
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-0+2 # Hasthi 2012-05-28 10:00
For Earthquakes, early warnings are not possible; for Tsunami it is possible if it is generarated some distant away. What we need is a sound set of Building Guidelines and evaluation of risky buildings. The next is educating the people Safety measures and orderliness and responsibility in dealing with crisis, if ever one occurs.
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-13+7 # got 2012-05-27 12:14
CONGRADS!
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-0+12 # naa 2012-05-27 12:31
Are these foreshocks that precede a major shock? Because there were no of small tremors felt in the country in past few weeks.
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-3+16 # comment 2012-05-27 13:03
Most of intellectuals predict there will be a big one. Regretfully, no science is able to prepare for it. Only our deeds...
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-2+9 # Dilan 2012-05-27 17:17
im in Balangoda................. At that moment i were on my bed........... i feald it soooooooooooooo oo..............
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-3+17 # pension kaaraya 2012-05-27 19:50
if the big one comes , our govt. guys will welcome it. they can collect $ as aids.
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-3+7 # Gayan 2012-05-27 20:47
I feel earth tremors every morning in "Piliyandala".
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-0+0 # richardson 2012-05-27 22:28
Too much breaking wind by politicians
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-0+1 # kota uda poosa 2012-05-27 23:52
Looks like warnings from the gods!
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-0+0 # Nimeshi Fernando 2012-05-28 01:12
I was in Mt Lavinia closer to beach. it was so bad as I was on a high storey building
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-0+0 # Nodrog 2012-05-28 08:49
I was in the train to Matara near Peraliya......
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-0+3 # Farzan 2012-05-28 09:14
It is not a good indicator. All the time there is a tremor or a quacke. This is the good example that nothing is under our control.
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-0+1 # RANJITH 2012-05-28 09:48
Where is the epicenter? only magnitude can say? And was it really calculated?
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-0+1 # rana 2012-05-28 10:11
Those who amassed the Sunami Aid is happy to have an earthquake to have another Helping.
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-0+1 # AllAngle 2012-05-28 11:28
May be, it is warning sign for many things.
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-0+1 # A Sri Lankan 2012-05-28 13:33
Seems like Sri Lanka is being 'warned'...The only solution to avoid an adverse tremor or disaster :
Purify ourselves with GOOD DEEDS!!!
Not only the tremors..Thursday night's thunderstorm was really freaky too...never experienced it before!!!
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-0+0 # Gamini 2012-05-28 22:43
3.0 in Richter scale is not something huge and noticeable very much. Where was the epicenter? Could this be the usual case of hydrological pressure releases from beds of huge reservoirs?
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-0+0 # achtung 2012-05-29 11:04
Gamini - i am inclined to agree with you bearing in mind the location of the reported tremors. The Dept. has said it was 0.2 or 0.3 which is barely noticable. I think this theory makes sense.
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