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Saturday, 29 September 2012 - 13:50
Minor earth tremor in Siyambalanduwa ;94 homes partially damaged due to gale winds in Batticaloa
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The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau states that a minor earth tremor has hit the Siyambalanduwa area at around 5 . 30 am today.

Chairman of the GSMB Dr. N.P. Wijayananda added that the low scale tremor was recorded at the Pallekele and Hakmana monitoring stations.

Speaking further Dr. Wijayananda urged the public to remain calm since the magnitude of the tremor was minimal in nature.

Meanwhile around 94 homes have been partially damaged due to gale winds which swept through the Porathivu area in Battocaloa early today.

Deputy Media Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara

noted that the winds were followed by strong showers which were experienced in the area last night.

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