Fri, 03 Feb 2023 Today's Paper

Earth tremors in Badulla District Residents express concern over impending danger

By

13 February 2021 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

They had experienced five earth tremours for this month  

  • A team of geologists carried  out an inspection of the area and installed a Richter scale

By Nishantha Kumara  

Another earth tremor had been experienced in Ekiriya, Komarika and Viyaluwa areas in the Badulla District, in the early hours of yesterday. Residents of the area said they experienced five earth tremours for this month.

The earth tremor had been felt by people in several villages including Ekiriya, Egodagama, Aluthwatta, who were woken up by the deafening noise similar to a fall of a huge rock.   


Meanwhile a team of geologists of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau carried out an inspection of the area and installed a Richter scale.   


However the residents of the area were of the opinion that gem mining had been going on unchecked in the area for more than three decades and that large scale gem mines dug up deep into the earth could have been the cause of tremors. They said they were living in constant fear of any possible disaster and requested the authorities to carry out research to find the cause.    

 

  • Gem mining had been going on unchecked in the area for more than three  decades 

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Health System in the emergency room

Sandya Kumari from Kotahena has been experiencing chest pains since 2015 and

Canada’s targeted sanctioning of Gota and Mahinda

History was made last week when two former executive presidents of Sri Lanka

SC judgement on Easter attack: Court rules negligence stood in the way of avoiding most heinous crime

“On the ill-fated day of 21st of April 2019, this island home was awoken ru

Lasantha was a Fearless Editor who Spoke Truth to Power

Friends,Family members, colleagues, schoolmates and admirers of Lasantha Wick