Mild tremor in Lakshadweep sea

A mild tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred in the Lakshwadeep sea this afternoon.

Updated: Nov 19, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: A mild tremor measuring
4.5 on the Richter scale occurred in the Lakshwadeep sea this
afternoon.
The epicentre of the tremor was about 340 km South South
West off Colombo and it occurred 10 km below the seabed,
Director of the Centre of Earth Science Studies, Dr M G Kurien
said.

The present indications was that there was no possibility of
the tremor triggering tsunami waves, he told agency.

People in parts of Thiruvananthapuram said they felt
vibrations at around 4.30 PM. However no damage to property
was reported.
Yesterday two mild tremors of 2.8 and 3.2 on the Richter
scale occurred in parts of Idukki and Kottayam districts.

PTI