Federal Government Confirms Minor Earth Tremor In Abuja

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

The minor earth tremor was confirmed by the Deputy Director in the agency and head of Geophysics Department, Mr Imam Kaka on Monday in Abuja.

Kaka said the officials were able to control the situation as they told residents of the area that it was usual to feel a small tremor.

Kaka said:

“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 mobilized and went to the locality in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

“Certainly, the people in the area were agitated, but the tremor was mailed, 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,”

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The agency had on Saturday, dismissed media reports from an unidentified Professor from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, that there was earth tremor in Abaji and Gwagwalada areas of the FCT.

However, Kaka said the agency’s equipment did not record any such occurrence.

Kaka said:

“We have a station in the University of Abuja in Gwagwalada, and the officer in charge who heads the University’s Physics Department said there was no such record.

“We even questioned people around Abaji and Gwagwalada and there was no report of such, unlike before when we will receive calls from people when such thing happened,”

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