Minor tremor in Walapane | Daily News

Minor tremor in Walapane

A minor tremor was reported in Walapane, Nuwara Eliya this morning.

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GS&MB) said the tremor measured 2.0 on the Richter scale and was recorded.

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Minor tremor in Walapane

Dinuli Francisco

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) stated that a minor tremor was reported in the Walapane area in Nuwara Eliya this morning (31). GMSB Chairman Anura Walpola said an expert committee appointed to investigate the Digana tremor was requested to examine the minor tremor in Walapane.

The GSMB further stated that tremor measured 2.0 on the Richter scale was felt in the Akiriya area in Walapane at around 2.59am. A tremor of 1.8 was also reported in Walapane a week ago.

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau added that the tremor was recorded at all four seismic data and Tsunami Alert Centers in the country. The tremor had been recorded at the Pallekelle , Mahakanadarawa, Hakmana and Buddangala seismic stations. The tremor had been recorded as a slight tremor.

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau stated that further investigations will be carried out into the incident and the team will provide a clarification within a week.