Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have been experiencing earth tremor in the past few days. The areas where the earth tremor was pronounced were Mpape and parts of Maitama districts
The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has attributed the cause of the tremor to seismic movement within the earth.
Director General, FEMA, Abbas G. Idriss, said in a statement on Thursday that the tremor was caused by sudden breaks along a fault line, resulting in sudden release of energy that makes the ground shake.
“We have been inundated with distress calls in our watch room as a result of Earth shaking happening around Mpape and parts of Maitama districts of the FCT. While appreciating the calls from the public, the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wishes to say that the possible cause of the earth shaking might be as a result of earth tremor. It is also a sign of seismic movement within the earth, caused by sudden breaks along a fault line, which results in sudden release of energy that makes the ground shake,” Idriss said.
Here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter ;
Thanos is in Abuja to collect the corruption stone hence the tremors.
— Hydra (@BrianJDennis) September 7, 2018
Me : babe are you still coming over to Lagos today ?
Babe : I can't , I'm on my period
Me : but it's supposed to be next week
Babe : Yeah , but the abuja earthquake shifted it pic.twitter.com/In1bOHJPRk
— Abduljabar (@Jmadebayo1) September 7, 2018
We have all been feeling the earth tremors in Abuja and surrounding areas over the last 48 hours. I know that many people are scared, but please, remain calm and vigilant.
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) September 7, 2018
I have informed the FCT Minister and Perm Sec. on the scaring earth movement in some parts of Abuja at 6:11am. I felt earth tremors in my home in maitama too. Measures are been taken to address the problem.
I will keep the FCT administration on their toes on this.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) September 7, 2018
News of tremors in Abuja and fault lines across Nigeria is worrisome. In the midst of our social, political, economic, and religious troubles, we can't handle an ecological disaster. I strongly urge the govt not to leave this issue to prayer and sentiment. Please research and act
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) September 7, 2018
Tremors shaking in Abuja, and our Minister for environment is a scholar in Agriculture, why Geologist are working as a Pastor or in the Bank. pic.twitter.com/lK30dkvAqf
— Temitayo Ponle (@temmyponle) September 7, 2018