Sept 18, Colombo: The Seismic Data and Tsunami Alert Centre (SDTAC) of Sri Lanka Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said that a tremor measuring 2.8 at Richter scale was reported from Lunugala area in Badulla in the Uva Province today.
The tremor occurred at 3.08 p.m. local time and the residents say that it shook for about 10 seconds. Earth tremors are rare in Sri Lanka.
No damages were reported due to the tremor, the Disaster Management Center stated.
Several days ago, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has dispelled rumors of a tremor in several areas in Colombo.
Director General of the Bureau, Anil Peiris claimed that the impact of undersea rock explosions in the south of the Colombo harbor was felt in parts of Colombo.