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Cracks appear in the earth in Trincomalee

Jan 23, 2011 6:33:24 AM - itnnews.lk

Several cracks in the earth have been reported from Kochuveli, Trincomalee. The cracks had appeared last night and this morning.

Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili said a several metre- long earth crack was reported from the Trincomalee coast line. Officials from the Disaster Management Centre and the NBRO are now on their way to the location. He said field officers were conducting the relevant experiments to determine the reason for these cracks, although it is suspected be normal behavior due to the layer of clay in the ground. A several meter long earth crack was reported from the Trincomalee coast line. The public were being cordoned off from the area with the assistance of the Army and Police. The cracks were being scientifically investigated. He said that it did not pose any danger to the public.