…..Releases emergency hotlines
The National Geological Survey Agency(NGSA) said this afternoon, that it 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.
Alex Nwegbu, the director-general of the agency, said this at a press briefing Friday afternoon in reaction to the earth tremors experienced by Abuja residents since Wednesday.
Nwegbu said the tremors are not significant enough to be worried about, much less consider relocating.
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.
The agency has released emergency lines.
For any more incidences of tremor in Abuja or any other parts of Nigeria, these are the National Geological Survey Agency Emergency Numbers to report to: +234 (0)8035956056; 08023154825, and 08037000623.
See tweet from the Nigerian government below:
Yesterday, there were reports of earth tremors in certain areas of Abuja (Mpape, Maitama, Asokoro axis). The National Geological Survey Agency @NGSA_ng , an agency responsible for providing Geo-sciences information has assured Nigerians that “there is no cause for alarm”. pic.twitter.com/LazdsEyLdv
— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) September 7, 2018