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Monday, 25 July, 2005

Sri Lanka says no tsunami threat after Indian quake

Following an earthquake off the Nicobar Islands in India, mild tremors were experienced in several places in Sri Lanka at about 9.45 pm on Sunday, FM stations quoting officials said.

The stations said that tremors were felt in Colombo, Kandy, Ratnapura and Matale in the Western and Central parts of the Island. The popular Tamil station Shakthi FM said that no tsunami warning had been issued by the Sri Lankan government till 11.30 pm (17.30 GMT).

Hindustan Times spoke to people in the eastern tsunami-hit districts of Batticaloa and Amparai and was told that no tremors were felt in these districts, nor was there any unusual turbulence in the sea.

(Source: PK Balachandran with Hindustan Times)
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