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Why earth tremor occurred in Abuja – FEMA

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has explained the purported earth tremor, which occurred in some parts of the city on Thursday and Friday morning.

EFFIEZY.COM reported yesterday that the tremor occurred in Mpape and Maitama Districts of the FCT, Abuja. (READ HERE)
The Director General, FEMA, Abbas G. Idriss, in a statement Friday said: “The tremor was caused by sudden breaks along a fault line, resulting in sudden release of energy that makes the ground shake.

“The rock blasting and mining activities in an area could result in the underground rocks to experience stress.”

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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.

The agency also issued safety tips for the public to follow in the event of continued occurrence of tremor.

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