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Earth Tremor Hits Abuja & Environs [Updated]

UPDATE:

Residents in the same axis just informed this medium that another tremor occurred around 4a.m. on Thursday, Barely 8 hours after the first one.

Residents of Abuja, the federal capital territory, were shocked when the ground shook under their feet around 8p.m. on Wednesday, September 5.

The impact was felt around Mpape-Mararaba-Maitama axis of Abuja.

The area was known for its abundant rocks and heavy mining activities which includes regular bomb blasts.

A radio presenter in the area was heard attacking mining companies, asking why they should be blasting at such an ungodly hour.

Unknown to the presenter, it was the earth under his feet that shifted.

Mpape axis in Abuja is known for its several rocks which inspires mining

ElombahNews reached out to one of the relevant government agencies that monitor mining in the capital territory.

A personnel of the agency contacted, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the tremor is not unconnected to mining activities in the axis.

He explained that due to regular and unmonitored blasts, parts of the earth crusts must have cracked up leading to irregular earth movement.

However, they assured that they are still studying the development and its possible causes to enable them proffer viable solutions.

It could be recalled that an earth tremor was reported in Kaduna State in 2015 but no casualties were recorded.

Earth tremor in Kaduna State

Prior to the Kaduna incidence, tremors had been reported in Osun and Cross River States.

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