Kaduna Earth Tremor Was Actually 2.6 Magnitude Earthquake – Official

Kaduna Earth Tremor Was Actually 2.6 Magnitude Earthquake – Official

By Abdul Jummai | Politics Reporter on September 18, 2016
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An ariel view of Kaduna Market | Channels TV

The earth tremors that hat shook Kwoi in Jabba Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been confirmed by officials to be an earthquake. 

Ofonime Akpan, the head of the Head of Seismology Division at the Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics located in Toro Bauchi State, explained to the press that the quake was 2.6 in magnitude.

According to Dr. Akpan, the centre was able to accurately record the size, location as well as the time of the two incidents.

“When we got there, we got the data, analysed the data and then confirmed that it was actually an earthquake – 2.6. That was why it was just within the locality of Kwoi, except maybe up to about four to five kilometres around Kwoi,” Dr. Akpan told Channels TV

“We tried to assure them (residents) that they should not panic. ‘This is a natural occurrence, so you don’t have to panic. 
We saw some cracks on buildings and in some places the ceilings fell down but for us those were minor,” he said. 

He went on to explain that earthquakes occur as a result of the buildup of pressure over time and “when one happens, there is what we call ‘strength drop’ which means the likelihood of it reoccurring in that place is low”.


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