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Gbam: All You Should Know about the Earthquake that rocked Abuja on Wednesday

The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency has released an update on the earth tremors experienced by Abuja residents since Wednesday.

Alex Nwegbu, the director-general of the agency, in a press briefing Friday afternoon said the tremors are not significant enough to be worried about, much less consider relocating.

He, however, said the agency has not been able to establish the cause of the latest tremors in Abuja, but that its officials were currently on the field investigating all immediate and remote causes.

Nwegbu added that there cannot be an earthquake in Nigeria based on scientific information available to experts, pointing out that the country is not situated in regions susceptible to earthquake.

He said: “There is absolutely no cause for alarm. When tremor occurs, people may temporarily leave their homes, but should return shortly after it ends.

“The agency is working to install newly purchased equipment to monitor seismic activities across the country.

“We are also partnering with foreign organisations with advanced technical capabilities to help us understand what happened,” Nwegbu added.

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