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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

Early morning minor quakes wake up Sri Lanka's deep-south, several more coming– GSMB

Colombo, 20 July, (Asiantribune,com): There can be "several more minor earthquakes in the Hambanthota area of Sri Lanka in the coming days" said the Lankan Geological Survey and Mines Bureau this morning, following two early-morning tremors in the region.

The two minor quakes were felt in Beralihela and Lunugamvehera in the Hambanthota region and they took place at 5:54 and 6:54 am.

They damaged seven houses causing ripples in their walls.

"The Hambanthota region may experience several more tremors in the coming days. But they are "minor" and will not be dangerous" said Kithsiri Dissanayake of Geological Survey and Mines Bureau speaking to the press.

"The morning tremors were recorded by both our Pallekele and Peradeniya University geo-stations" Dissanayake said.

On July 18, buildings in the capital of Colombo shook due to a 5.2 magnitude earth quake that occurred in the eastern Indian Ocean.

The government's national Disaster Management Center spokesman said the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Bay of Bengal 320 miles or 510 kilometers east of Colombo.

They said due to the earthquake there was no threat of a tsunami.

- Asian Tribune -

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