Categories: On the GoTop Stories

No cause for alarm, says FG on earth tremors

The federal government says there is no cause for alarm over the reports of earth tremors in some areas of Abuja.

Alex Nwegbu, director-general of the National Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), said this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

He said Nigeria is not on the boundary that can make the country suffer earthquake.

Earth tremor, otherwise known as slight earthquake, is caused by rocks breaking under stress against an underground surface.

Residents of Mpape and Maitama districts of the nation’s capital city experienced vibrations in their homes on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

But Nwegbu asked those affected by it not to panic.

“I will assure Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm,” he said.

He explained that when the agency got reports on this, it dispersed geo-scientists to ascertain the cause.

“We checked for the intensity using certain parameters used in checking these things. We noticed no cracks on building walls & on the grounds, implying it’s an earth tremor of low intensity,” he said.

“The Buhari administration has been helpful in enabling us generate our Geo science data. We are set to deploy our equipment in the 6 geo- political zones of Nigeria. This will enable us get firsthand info on when the tremors are set to occur in order to warn residents around.”

The agency released telephone numbers in case of any emergency: 08035956056, 08023154825, 08037000623.

Here are tips on surviving earth tremors.

Recent Posts

  • Life and Living
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Autopsy report: Lulu-Briggs’ widow hits back at Dumo

Seinye Lulu-Briggs, widow of the late billionaire businessman, has hit back at Dumo, her stepson, over his comments on the…

41 mins ago
  • The Nation

Osinbajo: We’re consulting with traditional rulers to boost security

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday met with prominent traditional rulers in Ogun state over the high level of insecurity in…

53 mins ago
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

We’ll respond fiercely against killer bandits, says Buhari on Sokoto attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent killing of 37 innocent people by bandits in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto…

56 mins ago
  • Business
  • On the Go

Sanusi: I was already emir when CBN approved Union Bank/Atlas Mara deal

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the Atlas Mara…

2 hours ago
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories
  • Viewpoint

When we go low, we go really low

On a visit to my mum years ago — this should be in 2009 — I saw an improvised battery-powered…

6 hours ago
  • Your Say

Seyi Tinubu’s timely mission

BY FRANCIS OLANIYAN "Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it" - Frantz…

12 hours ago