Sri Lanka says no tsunami threat following earthquake off Sumatra
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
COLOMBO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said on Sunday there was no tsunami threat to the island country following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which struck off Indonesia's Sumatra.
The DMC had earlier in the day issued a tsunami warning for all the coastal areas in Sri Lanka as news of the earthquake reached Colombo.
However, spokesperson for the DMC Pradeep Kodippili said the tsunami warning had been lifted and residents had been urged not to panic.