Earth tremor hits Abuja highbrow area

Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has reported that there was earth tremor in Maitama District of Abuja on Thursday.

A statement released by the agency said that the incident happened at 12:26 pm.

“Our preliminary findings indicated that the tremor occurred around 12.26pm around the vicinity of Panama Street in Maitama District. After field evaluations, NGSA determined that the intensity was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, which means it was felt indoors and lasted less than 1 minute.”

However, residents were consequently reassured that there was no cause for panic.

The statement further revealed that there was no structural damage due to the shake.

However, NEMA was adequately briefed by NGSA.

NGSA technical team are conducting further assessment exercises and will continue to update the public on any new development.

Daily Trust

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