Minor tremor reported from Digana in Kandy

By Vyshnavy Velrajh

A minor tremor was reported from the Pallekele area in Digana, Kandy today.

Senior Director of Geology at the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau Geologist Udaya de Silva told Colombo Gazette that the tremor had been felt in the Ambakote area in Pallekele at around 9.28am.

The tremor was recorded as 2.0 on the Richter scale and has been captured on all four seismic stations of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau.

Udaya de Silva further said that a team has been dispatched to the location to conduct investigations into the incident and to ascertain the cause for the tremor.

A similar tremor was felt in the Haragama area in Kandy in August, while minor tremors were reported in parts of Kandy in September within a space of a few days.

When inquired by Colombo Gazette on the reason for such minor tremors to occur, Geologist Udaya de Silva said that it was natural to feel minor tremors in mountainous areas.

He said this was a natural occurrence and was not necessarily man made, while the tremors recorded so far have not caused any major impact to the surroundings. (Colombo Gazette)

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