The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has predicted more earth tremors in Nigeria.
The agency said that the tremor that occured on the 1st November 2018 in Maitama Abuja was a weak event and not strong to cause any damage to structures.
NASRDA also established that the tremor was likely an aftershock arising from magnitude 3.0 main shock that occurred in Abuja on 7th, October 2018 with epicenter located within Mpape area.
Head, Media and Corporate Communications NASRDA, Dr. Felix Ale said this in a statement.
He stated, “The National Space Research and Development Agency has established that the November 1, 2018 earth tremor in some parts of Abuja was a weak event and not strong to cause any damage to structures.
“In a press statement, the Agency said after series of analysis of seismic data obtained from Toro and Kaduna stations by experts from its Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics, it was also established that the earth tremor is likely another aftershock arising from magnitude 3.0 main shock that occurred in Abuja on 7th, October 2018 with epicenter located within Mpape area.
“The Space Agency maintained that aftershocks from a main event may continue to occur in days, weeks and even in months depending on the nature of the fault.
“The Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency, Professor Seidu Mohammed therefore advises residents of Abuja and environs to go about their normal businesses as there is no cause for alarm.
“In the meantime, the space Agency revealed that findings from earlier investigations by its Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics in Toro has shown that small magnitude earth tremors of less than or equal to 3.5 have high probability of occurrence in Nigeria in future. Hence the need for seismic and other relevant monitoring equipment in all areas where earth tremors have been witnessed for effective monitoring of seismic activities. “
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