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Saturday, September 8, 2018

No Cause For alarm, We Cannot Experience Earthquake - FG tells Abuja residents

Nigerians living around Mpape neighbourhood and other residential areas in Abuja should not be apprehensive about their safety, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency has said.
Alex Nwegbu, the director-general of the agency, said at a press briefing Friday afternoon that the tremors that Abuja residents experienced since Wednesday are not significant enough to be worried about, much less considering relocating.
“There is absolutely no cause for alarm,” Mr Nwegbu said. When tremor occurs, people may temporarily leave their homes, but should return shortly after it ends.
The official also said the agency was working to install newly purchased equipment to monitor seismic activities across the country.
Residents in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, as well as Maitama, Gwarinpa, Utako have reported experiencing the tremors.
He added that his agency has not been able to establish the cause of the latest tremors
in Abuja, but that its officials are currently on the field investigating all immediately and remote causes.
We are also partnering with foreign organisations with advanced technical capabilities to help us understand what happened, Mr Nwegbu said.
The United States Geological Survey and similar authorities in France, China and other counties are amongst those providing assistance, he said.
Mr Nwegbu emphasised that there can not be an earthquake in Nigeria based on scientific information available to experts, saying the country is not situated in regions susceptible to earthquake or where earthquake could be expected to occur occasionally.
A similar tremor was felt in 1984 in Ijeno-Ode, southwest Nigeria, and the latest recorded incident occurred in Kaduna State a few years ago, Mr Nwegbu said.

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Anuforo Osinachi James

IF RESIDENTS OF MAITAMA WANTS TO SELL THEIR HOUSE, I WANT TO BUY OO...
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Endy Edeson

@James: lolz. I know you stay in Abuja, what is the situation in your area? any tremor?

Anuforo Osinachi James

Am in Niger State currently. So far so good, Niger State is peaceful in all ramification based on my terrain.
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Amat Azeez

Ee eh! We've had enough in dis country,God pls don't add more. I pray they find solution and also d causes of d earth tremor.

Hope the gods are not angry😞
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Mercy Okon

I felt the tremor twice both on Thursday and Friday morning in Gwarinpa. It shook the building and rattled the windows.
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Ayokunle Ayk Adeleye

it's IJEBU-ODE, by the way
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