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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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  • Dilan Sunday, 27 May 2012 11:47 AM

    im in Balangoda................. At that moment i were on my bed........... i feald it soooooooooooooooo..............

    A Sri Lankan Monday, 28 May 2012 08:03 AM

    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!!!

    pension kaaraya Sunday, 27 May 2012 02:20 PM

    if the big one comes , our govt. guys will welcome it. they can collect $ as aids.

    Concerned Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:51 PM

    Me too have experienced in Kalutara.

    BlindSide Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:55 PM

    I felt it in Nugegoda and could not believe it was a tremor.

    Shaken not stirred Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:08 PM

    Felt it in Colombo-6, lasted a couple of sec, Scary when u live in a highrise

    Gayan Sunday, 27 May 2012 03:17 PM

    I feel earth tremors every morning in "Piliyandala".

    unknown Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:08 PM

    I felt this very strongly at kohuwala area.

    BADA-UDA-GEMMBA Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:22 PM

    When will the BIG ONE come as an EARYHQUAKE toppling this DICTATORSHIP?????
    CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    zuper Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:35 PM

    IDIOT!

    Kaputa Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:36 PM

    He Gemba, when big one comes you would be under six feet down. Make sure your bauda loku gal gediyak.

    BlindSide Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:37 PM

    Are the pressure plates slipping and Sri Lanka sinking following the trend of the economy and governess.

    richardson Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:58 PM

    Too much breaking wind by politicians

    punchi Sunday, 27 May 2012 05:14 PM

    if u check our SL history books this had happend in the past abt 1000 yrs ago

    kota uda poosa Sunday, 27 May 2012 06:22 PM

    Looks like warnings from the gods!

    Gamini Monday, 28 May 2012 05:13 PM

    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?

    achtung Tuesday, 29 May 2012 05:26 AM

    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.

    Nimeshi Fernando Sunday, 27 May 2012 07:42 PM

    I was in Mt Lavinia closer to beach. it was so bad as I was on a high storey building

    achtung Tuesday, 29 May 2012 05:34 AM

    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.

    Nodrog Monday, 28 May 2012 03:19 AM

    I was in the train to Matara near Peraliya......

    Wara Monday, 28 May 2012 03:39 AM

    Himself alone ???

    ase Monday, 28 May 2012 03:43 AM

    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.

    Farzan Monday, 28 May 2012 03:44 AM

    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.

    RANJITH Monday, 28 May 2012 04:18 AM

    Where is the epicenter? only magnitude can say? And was it really calculated?

    Hasthi Monday, 28 May 2012 04:30 AM

    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.

    Game Kolla Sunday, 27 May 2012 06:05 AM

    Instead of having our own satellite we are urgently required a early warning system for tsunami and earthquakes.

    rana Monday, 28 May 2012 04:41 AM

    Those who amassed the Sunami Aid is happy to have an earthquake to have another Helping.

    got Sunday, 27 May 2012 06:44 AM

    CONGRADS!

    naa Sunday, 27 May 2012 07:01 AM

    Are these foreshocks that precede a major shock? Because there were no of small tremors felt in the country in past few weeks.

    Conty Sunday, 27 May 2012 07:08 AM

    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.

    comment Sunday, 27 May 2012 07:33 AM

    Most of intellectuals predict there will be a big one. Regretfully, no science is able to prepare for it. Only our deeds...

    AllAngle Monday, 28 May 2012 05:58 AM

    May be, it is warning sign for many things.


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