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It’s Either Man-Made Or Natural – FEMA Speaks On Causes Of Abuja Earth Tremor



The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have remained uncertain over the cause of the earth tremor that occurred in some Abuja residence; Mpape, Maitama, Gwarinpa and Kubwa.

Recall NaijaNews reported that the districts experienced some vibrations in the earth last week which caused residents to panic.

Mr Idris Abass, the Director-General of the agency told newsmen on today in Abuja, that the agency had not yet established wether it was man-made or natural.

He explained that if it was natural, nothing could be done about it, as it could only stop on its own.

“Like the information we earlier passed, it only happened for a while and stopped, but today we are happy to report that there is no case of the tremor again.’’

He noted that if it was natural, it was bound to happen again after 12 years.

“If it is caused by the activities of those who are blasting and drilling boreholes around the areas, it can also reoccur.

Abass said that drillers activities in the area has been stopped and if it was man-made, it would not occur again until the activities returned

“We are carrying out adequate steps to determine what happened last week; maybe it is a natural cause, but we want to assure the public that Nigeria is not on the zone of earthquakes.

“Some people are arguing that tremor is an earthquake, earthquake is the total destruction of activities, buildings and the earth itself.

“From what we have seen, there is no trace of any crack on the wall or on the earth when the shaking occurred,’’ he said.

He said that FEMA would collaborate with other agencies, especially the Geological Survey of Nigeria to ensure that it unraveled the situation.

“On our own part, we are developing the response plan for this kind of emergency disaster.’’

He said that the public would be adequately sensitised, on what to do and what not to do in earth tremors situation.