Abuja records another earth tremor incident


Another incident of earth tremor has been recorded in Abuja.

The tremor occurred in the Maitama district of federal capital territory (FCT) around noon on Thursday.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has assured Abuja residents that there was no cause for panic, following the occurrence.

Ishaku Kigbu, Spcial Assistant to the Minister of State of the Ministry, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said the NGSA technical team were still conducting further assessment of the occurrence.

Mr Kigbu said the tremor which lasted for a minute occurred at about 12.26p.m on Thursday.

THEWILL recalls that vibration and movement of the earth occurred in September in Mpape and parts of Maitama District, Abuja.

“The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), an Agency of the ministry, saddled with the responsibility of such occurrence had dispatched a technical team to the location for assessment.

“The report said that an internal response protocol was immediately activated, and relevant Government agencies such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and other stakeholders were informed.

“The preliminary findings indicated that the tremor occurred 12.26 p.m. around Panama Street in Maitama District,” he said.

The agency said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale adding that there was no damage to any of the buildings located in that area.

“Our preliminary findings indicated that the tremor occurred around 12.26pm around the vicinity of Panama street in Maitama district,” a statement by the agency read.

“After field evaluations, the NGSA determined that the intensity was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, which means it was felt indoors and lasted less than one minute.”


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