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Abuja Tremor: We’ll deploy equipment to detect situation, says Nigerian Geological Survey Agency

Abuja Tremor: We’ll deploy equipment to detect situation, says Nigerian Geological Survey Agency

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Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, NGSA, Friday, said there is no cause for alarm over the tremor which occurred on Wednesday in Mpape, a suburb close to Maitama area of Abuja.

The Director General, NGSA, Engr Alex Nwegbu, stated this at a media briefing on the current development of the occurrence. Nwegbu said the agency had since deployed its officers to Mpape and environs to carry out full scale investigation.

According to him there is no threat for now, and advised residents to move out of their houses if the vibration continues. He also added that the Buhari-led government has procured six earthquake monitoring seismograms to enable proper monitoring of all ground disturbances, and the installation has began in the six geopolitical zones of the country for safety of citizens. He said: “There is absolutely no cause for alarm over the tremor which occurred in Mpape. The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, NGSA, received the news of a ground shaking experienced the inhabitants of Mpape and surrounding environments on the 5th of September. The agency despatched a team of geologists and geophysicists on a fact finding mission. We discovered that there were no cracks on the houses of residents. We have not concluded on what triggered the tremor.

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