A Minor Earth Tremor of Magnitude 4.4 Reported Near Hambantota Coast: No Tsunami Threats, Assures Geological Survey and Mines Bureau
Minor Earth Tremor of Magnitude 4.4 Reported Near Hambantota Coast
A minor earth tremor measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale was reported at 12:45 a.m. today (April 24) approximately 25.8 kilometres off the coast of Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has assured the public that there are no tsunami threats as a result of this tremor. The epicentre of the tremor was located off the coast of Hambantota, but there have been no reports of damages or casualties so far. Residents in the area reported feeling the ground shaking for a brief period. Further updates on the situation are awaited as authorities continue to monitor the situation.