Tremors in Kandy – Geological officers launch investigation
Posted on August 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

A team of officers from the Geological Survey of Sri Lanka visited the Kandy area today to inquire into the unusual tremors that are reported to have occurred in several areas.

The tremors have been felt in Kandy, Anuragama, Haragama, Gurudeniya, Thalathuoya and several other areas last night.

The tremors were recorded at the Pallekele Seismic Station.

Sajjana de Silva, Director General of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau told our news team that the tremors could not be termed as an earthquake.

However, officials from the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau today launched an investigation based on data and information obtained.

A special discussion will be held tomorrow with the officials of the Disaster Management Center.

2 Responses to “Tremors in Kandy – Geological officers launch investigation”

  1. . Says:

    Panic as earth tremors hit Lake Baringo area
    10 August 2020
    • Reuben Kandagor from Ng’enyin village said the natural phenomena have left them worried that their homes would be destroyed and their lives put at more risk.

    • Kandagor said every time a tremor occurs, utensils, furniture and roofs shake terribly.
    Residents living around Lake Baringo have panicked following cases of tremors as water levels rise because of ongoing downpours.

    They say they have experienced tremors every night for the last two weeks.

    “Our lives are at risk, something needs to be done urgently to research the causes,” Loruk resident Alex Sarit said on Sunday.

    The tremors of undefined magnitude were felt by people living as far as seven kilometres from the lake.

  2. . Says:

    Earthquake vs tremors Earthquakes are the vibrations caused by rocks breaking under stress against an underground surface called a fault plane while a tremor is an involuntary movement of earth …
    Earthquakes are the vibrations caused by rocks breaking under stress against an underground surface called a fault plane while a tremor is an involuntary movement of earth surface caused by stress in the underground rocks.

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