Earth tremor felt in northernmost atolls of Maldives

Photo shows a crack on a building. Maldives Meteorological Services (Met office) reported that a tremor affected the northernmost regions of the country on February 6, 2020.

The Maldives Meteorological Services (Met office) has stated that a tremor affected some islands in the Northernmost region of the Maldives late last night.

After reports were received of the tremors, the Met Office reported that the Earthquake monitoring system in H.Dh. Hanimaadhoo recorded a tremor around 1:47 last night in H.A and H.Dh atoll.

Hoarafushi MP Ahmed Saleem also stated that he had clarified with the Met Office after he received calls from concerned citizens regarding tremors felt around 1:45 last night.

“It was recorded that the area experienced a seismic wave at the time, It was not that serious,” said MP Saleem.

Met Office also stated that the weak tremor meant that its strength could not be detected and that it did not pose a danger to the country.