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Kaduna’s 2.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Seismology experts at the Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics, Toro, Bauchi State have revaled that last week’s supposed earth tremor in Kaduna state was in fact a 2.6 magnitude earth quake.

According to Dr Ofonime Akpan, the center recorded the size, location and time of the two earthquakes.

 “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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