Colombo: The residents of Lunugamwehera in the Hambanthota district of Sri Lanka�s Southern Province say they experienced something similar to an earthquake in the early hours today.

The residents of Beralihela and adjacent villages say that the tremor was unexpected and the houses quivered with the earth shock around 12 to 12.30 in the middle of the night.

However, a spokesman of the National Geological and Mines Bureau said that no earthquake that could have felt by Sri Lanka was reported in the equipments at the centre. A Provincial Manager of the Bureau has gone to the area to report on the incident, he said.