Data mapping commences over tremor in Kandy

Data mapping has commenced pertaining to the tremor reported in Kandy last night.

Several geologists of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau engaged in an observational tour of the area this morning.

Director General of the Bureau Geologist Sajjana De Silva said the true cause for the tremor can be revealed following complete analysis of the data.

The tremor was reported around 8.30 last night in Haragama and Digana.

Senior Director of the Bureau Udaya Silva speaking to NewsRadio said the tremor may have been caused by an explosion caused when extracting materials from a quarry, or due to an internal rift in the sedimentary rock which contains limestone.

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau confirmed that the tremor was not due to natural causes.

The Department of Meteorology revealed the tremor was not recorded in any of its earthquake meters.

It was only recorded in the tremor scale of the Bureau in Pallekele.

Director General of the Bureau Sajjana De Silva noted a discussion will be held tomorrow pertaining to the tremor, with officers of the Disaster Management Centre.

He added the meeting will be held at 9am at the Bureau.

De Silva noted the data collected thus far is being tested at length, while its intensity is also being tested.

He said there is no reason for the public to worry over the tremor, adding that the Bureau will continue to monitor the situation. (News Radio)

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