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FG Team Moves in as Earth Tremor Rocks Saki in Oyo





Saki (Shaki) town in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been rocked by an earth tremor which created panic amongst the populace, even as the federal government through the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), said it had sent a team of experts to evaluate the extent of damage.

The Director General, NGSA, Dr. Abdulrazaq Garba, while speaking to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that a team of experts had been sent to monitor the extent of the tremor and pacify the community on the occurrence.

According to him, “a team has been sent to pacify the community because they were in panic. They have so far been able to capture predictive analysis from the Ilorin (Kwara) station which monitors Shaki and its areas of surrounding.”
The NGSA boss, while speaking further stated that earth tremor was a natural occurrence which humans don’t have control over but added that consistent monitoring of tremors would help alert appropriate authorities and help study, mitigate and manage such situations.

“Earth tremor is a natural occurrence which humans don’t have control over. We are currently having earth tremor in Saki (Shaki) as of today (Tuesday). For quite some time, sesmistic data has not been captured therefore there are no accurate compilation of appropriate information.

He stated that there was need for more of the equipment because science just like statistics requires appropriate equipment to gather predictive analysis which was very useful to the nation and researchers.

He said: “We have put in some equipment to monitor these occurrences. Before the end of the year and early next year we will have more monitoring stations. We have six seismographs stations in the country.

An earth tremor was recorded in Mpape axis of the Federal Capital Territory of which NGSA had commissioned and put in place equipment to monitor future occurrences. Thisdaylive

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