strong earthquake occurred in the North Indian Ocean, on
2 September 2001 at 02:25 AM UTC and was felt
in many parts of Sri Lanka and southern India. It had a
magnitude of Mw=6.1.
was centred 600
kilometres SSE of Hambantota, Sri Lanka,
625 kilometres SSE of Galle, Sri Lanka,
731 kilometres SSE of Colombo, Sri Lanka,
864 kilometres S of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka,
1000 kilometres SSE of Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu), India,
1045 kilometres SE of Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), India,
1066 kilometres ESE of Male, Maldives.
felt along the western coast of Sri Lanka,
including at Kalutara, Matugama, Avissawella, Panadura,
Moratuwa, Kadawatha, Seeduwa, Boralasgamuwa, Battaramulla,
Deniyaya, Randenigala, Karawanella and
Dodangoda. Several suburban areas in Matara, such as Paramulla,
Polhena, Pamburana, Gabada Veediya and Thuduwa had also
experienced the earthquake. People in
Meegoda, Watareka and Padukka in the Colombo District
tremors were also felt in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) in India at
the same time. Residents of the capital city
said they heard windows rattling and felt furniture shaking
International Seismological Centre (ISC),
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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