Earth Tremor Recorded In Abuja

The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has confirmed that there was a minor earth tremor in Bwari Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

An unidentified Professor from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, had on Saturday said there was earth tremor in Abaji and Gwagwalada areas of the FCT.

The agency Deputy Director and head of Geophysics Department, Imam Kaka on Monday said officials of the agency had visited Bwari to evaluate the situation.

Kaka said that although vibrations had occurred in the area, there was no visible crack urging residents of the area not to panic.

Earth Tremor Recorded In Abuja

“We found out that there was a little tremor recorded by our equipment dated January 12, 2020 and it occurred around 5.20 p.m.

“On that basis, we mobilised and went to the locality in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

“Certainly, the people in the area were agitated, but the tremor was minor, it did not affect their structures, we were able to look at the geology of the structure.

“We will look at the geology of the structure with other geologists to see what really happened geologically,” he said.

He noted that such minor tremors were not considered serious in areas where earthquakes were rampant.

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