Colombo: Strong tremors of earthquake have been felt in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Sunday. Its intensity was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale. After feeling the strong tremors of the earthquake, people came out of their homes. According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.
According to the information received, there is no news of any loss of life or property. Earlier the capital itself had experienced an earthquake last year. Let us inform that on the evening of 29 December 2021, Colombo was suddenly shaken by the tremors of the earthquake. Even during that time its intensity was measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale. However, there was no damage due to the earthquake.
An earthquake hit Indonesia on Saturday
Earlier on Saturday i.e. a day before, strong tremors of earthquake were felt in the West Java region of Indonesia. Its intensity was measured at 6.1 on the Richter scale. The tremors here were so strong that even after the earthquake, people were afraid to go inside their homes. However, there was no news of loss of life or property in the earthquake in Indonesia.
An earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh on Friday
The reason for the earthquake is that there are seven plates inside the earth which keep rotating continuously. The places where these plates collide more are called fault lines. Due to their frequent collision, the plates start breaking. Due to their breaking, the energy inside finds a way to come out, this is called earthquake.