No danger to SL from earthquake near Sumatra!



A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck west of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on Tuesday (25), the Indonesia’s Geophysics Agency ‘BMKG’ said

The quake, at a depth of 84 kilometres (52.2 miles), hit at about 3 a.m. local time (2000 GMT). A number of aftershocks were detected later, and one registered 5 magnitude, BMKG data showed.

The tsunami warning, asking local authorities to immediately instruct residents of the affected area to move away from shores, has since been lifted.

However, the Disaster Management Center said that the earthquake has no impact on Sri Lanka.


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