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Thursday, 06 December 2012 - 13:44
Special investigation regarding earth tremors.
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The Geological and Mines Bureau states that a special investigation should be launched with regard to the earth tremors reported from several regions of the Ampara district.

The chairman of the Geological and Mines Bureau, N. G. Wijayananda stated that the special investigation will be carried out next week based on the report submitted by the observers in the bureau.

During the past 10 days, tremors were reported in the regions of Pahala-landa, Kethsirigama, Dewaalahinda, Galkanda, Polgas-aara, Wadinaagala, and Pallamoya in the Ampara district.

Following the reports of these tremors, the Geological and Mines Bureau installed special seismometers in the regions in question.

The chairman of the Geological and Mines Bureau, N. G. Wijayananda stated that based on the readings obtained from the seismometers no final conclusion can be arrived at.

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