The Geological Survey & Mines Bureau says it is unlikely that the 7.6-magnitude earthquake which struck off eastern Indonesia earlier today will have an impact on Sri Lanka.
When inquired by NewsRadio, Chairman Anura Walpola said they are observing the situation closely.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia at around 8.50 this morning.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at a depth of 12 kilometers, on Indonesia’s Flores Island.
Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after the powerful quake.
Tsunami warnings were issued for the areas of Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara and Southeast and South Sulawesi, after the quake hit 112km northwest of Larantuka, in the eastern part of Flores.
The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts located within 1,000km of the earthquake’s epicentre.