Panic attack over false tsunami in Galle

Standing left to right – Mr. Dinesh Jebamani (Chief Manager Liability Product Management and New Age Media – Seylan Bank), Mr.Sudesh Peiris (Senior Manager – Digital Banking Channels – Seylan Bank), Ms. S.Senevirathne (Representative of the Revenue Department – Western Province), Mr. Tilan Wijeyesekera (Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking – Seylan Bank) and Mr. Malik Wickremanayaka (Deputy General Manager – Operations – Seylan Bank)

Inhabitants of the Southern Sri Lankan town of Galle ran away from the coast in panic fearing another tsunami, after high seas drenched part of the market area, residents said. Inhabitants of the Southern Sri Lankan town of Galle ran away from the coast in panic fearing another tsunami, after high seas drenched part of the market area, residents said. Resident’s report accidents in the town as speeding vehicles collided with each other.

The town, which was badly hit by the December 26th tsunami, was featured in international media, after a photographer captured buses floating and sinking in the town
centre.

However there was no report of an earthquake that could have given rise to a tsunami on by US Geological Survey.

The last report was on a 5.1 magnitude quake on 2005/05/19 20:44 GMT off Indonesia.