GSMB urges public to remain vigilant following minor tremor in Beruwala


In a recent press conference, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) urged the public to remain cautious despite a minor 3.7 magnitude tremor being felt in Beruwala earlier today, 30th March. The senior seismologist of the GSMB, Nilmini Taldena, stated that the tremor, although low on the Richter scale, was recorded at all four seismic stations.

According to Taldena, residents of Kalutara, Maggona, Beruwala, Bentota, and Piliyandala reported feeling the tremor. While there is no immediate tsunami threat, Taldena explained that only earthquakes measuring 6.5 or 7 on the Richter scale are deemed to have the potential to cause a tsunami.

The GSMB is currently conducting a thorough study into the recent string of tremors felt in different parts of the island. Although Taldena assured the public that there is no cause for undue concern, she requested that they remain vigilant and report any similar incidents to the Bureau.

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