Nigeria now prone to earthquake, says experts

Experts have warned that Nigeria is now prone to earthquake.

National space research and development agency in a report to the science and technology minister, Doctor Ogbonaya Onu on the recent earth tremor in Mpape in Abuja.

The agency’s Director General, Professor Daidu Mohammed, explained in the report that Nigeria is now prone to Siesmic Hazars due to earth tremors in kwoi in Kaduna State, Saki in Oyo State, and Ibognene in Bayelsa State in 2016.

Mohammed said that although the earthquakes recorded so far in Nigeria are of low magnitude, they are potential earthquake.

The agency among others, recommends the purchase of more seismometer and GPS sensor equipment to effectively monitor the phenomenon.

 

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