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Observatories to monitor tremors

Jun 21, 2010 9:06:14 AM - itnnews.lk

It is planned to set up three observatories. The purpose is to monitor earth tremors.

The Geological Survey and Mining Authority said that seismic information can be obtained via 3 Observatories. So far information on earth tremours could be obtained only at the seismic observatory at Pallekele. The Authority said that in addition, two more observatories have been set up in Anuradhapura and Hakmana.

Chairman of the Authority N.T. Wijayananda said technology has been utilized to collect the data in Colombo itself.