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Top Buzz: Abuja got hit again by Earth tremor



The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has reported another incident of earth tremor in Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

A statement by the agency yesterday said “Our preliminary findings indicated that the tremor occurred around 12.26pm around the vicinity of Panama Street in Maitama District. After field evaluations, the NGSA determined that the intensity was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, which means it was felt indoors and lasted less than one minute.”

The statement said there was no structural damage because of the shake, adding that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was adequately briefed.

NEMA confirmed to Daily Trust that it got a call about the tremor from the NGSA and both responded accordingly.

However, the residents were reassured that there was no cause for panic.

When Daily Trust visited the affected area yesterday, residents expressed concern over the recurring nature of the incident.

It could be recalled that the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Professor Seidu Mohammed, while reacting to the first tremor experienced in Abuja in the first week of September, described it as minor and below 3.0 magnitudes.

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