Abuja Earth tremors won’t lead to earthquake – Expert

The National President of the Association of Hydrologists, Ehidiamhen Charles, on Tuesday, said the two recent earth tremors in Abuja could not lead to earthquake.

Charles who stated this in Minna, Niger State while speaking with journalists noted that these incidents are minor, and cannot cause any concern.

Charles described incidents as ‘‘mere earth movements”, which he said “are normal”, asserting that the tremors could not cause damages to individuals and the community.

He attributed the incidents to human activities saying, ‘‘so many construction works are going on in Abuja. The national president said there was no adequate consultation with the association before raising the alarm.

He recalled that there had been similar incidents in Kaduna, Paiko in Niger State and Ijebu Ode in Ogun State in recent past, adding that since then nothing had happened in these areas.