Some Abuja Residents experience Earth Tremor


—Some Abuja Residents experience Earth Tremor

—FEMA issued safety tips for the public to follow in the event of tremor.

YBTC NEWS—Residents in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) experienced earth tremor on Wednesday and Thursday night.

The areas where the earth tremor was pronounced were parts of Maitama and Mpape districts.

YBTC NEWS Spoke to some Resident of Mpape Community, as some thought it was an Earthquake.

Building was shaken by the unusual movement, which caused Residents to run out of the building out of fear, Residents told YBTC NEWS

In it’s response, the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has attributed the cause of the tremor to seismic movement within the earth.

The Director General, FEMA, Abbas G. Idriss, said in a statement Thursday that the tremor was caused by sudden breaks along a fault line, resulting in sudden release of energy that makes the ground shake.

Idriss also added that rock blasting and mining activities in an area could result in the underground rocks to experience stress.

The FEMA DG urged the public to remain calm and not panic by the development.

FEMA also assured that the likelihood of any earthquake in the country was low as Nigeria is not in an earthquake zone.

Safety Trips

FEMA advised that people in a building should locate a safe room, drop down and take cover under desk or tables and hold on tight to it, while those outdoor should find a clear spot away from buildings, trees and power lines

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