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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: Sit-Rep Follow-Up On Tsunami Warning

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CASC AEMR PREL PHUM CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: SIT-REP FOLLOW-UP ON TSUNAMI WARNING


1. After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the west coast of
Indonesia and the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) issued a
tsunami warning, Embassy convened the Emergency Action

SIPDIS
Committee at 7:00 p.m. local time to discuss contingencies
and preparedness measures in the event of an tsunami.

2. At 8:29 p.m. the GSL issued a retraction of its tsunami
warning, and Embassy subsequently issued a warden message at
8:34 p.m. stating: "The Sri Lanka Meteorological Department
has officially lifted the tsunami warning for Sri Lanka."
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