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Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Surecontents: 8:33pm On Sep 08, 2018
Some scientist have called on regulatory agencies to check the incessant rock blasting in the country in order to prevent recurrence of earth tremors.

They made the call on Friday in Abuja in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to them, regulatory agencies should come up with rules and regulations that will prevent people from indiscriminate blasting of rocks in order to preserve the environment as well as save lives and properties from natural disasters.

They said persistent and uncontrolled blasting of rocks through the use of powerful explosives could lead to earth movements.

Prof. Mosto Onuoha, the President of Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), said rock blasting may be responsible for the earth movements in Mpape and parts of Maitama, Abuja.

“The use of explosives to break or blast rocks would have vibrating power and ability to the last end of the rock.

“It will get to the stage that could be seen visibly and to the bottom of the ground where we cannot see but where the rock has ended.

“When this action is continuous, the vibration from the rocks blasted with explosives will be transmitted to the body-like water that is already settled under the ground.

“The release of the vibration in form of energy back to the earth will lead to earth shaking.

“ The FCT Emergency Management Agency, National Agency for Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) and other relevant organisations should continue to monitor the situation in Abuja and in other places,’’ he said.

Dr Adeneye Talabi, a former Director of Technology Acquisition and Adaption in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, urged the Federal Government to enforce all existing rules on exploitation of natural resources.

According to him, government must ensure that due processes are followed to address the earth movements that happened recently in the FCT.

Talabi explained that Nigeria was not immune to such occurrences, adding that appropriate measures ought to be put in place to avert future incidents.

“If there is a tremor, it is an indication or symptom that the eventual higher degree of it which will translate into earthquake can occur.

“Earth tremor is very close to earthquake. The earth tremor is just the shaking of the ground earth crust while earthquake is a total collapse or opening up of the ground, ‘’ he said.

He said the tremor recorded in the South-South Zone was as a result of distortion in the balance of the eco system during oil extraction.

Talabi said the vacuum created by extracting gas and crude oil ought to be replaced with close density commodity to avoid any future disaster.

“ There is need for the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in particular to enforce all the existing rules guiding exploitation of natural resources like crude oil.

“ Regarding the tremor in Bayelsa and Rivers, a vacuum has been created through the exploitation processes and methods,“ he said.

He urged the Federal Government to direct oil companies to ensure best practices in extracting natural resources such as crude oil and natural gas

http://surecontents..com/2018/09/earth-tremor-scientists-warn-nigerians.html

Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by omoburuku: 9:24pm On Sep 08, 2018
shocked shocked
ha Jesu, and i just want go school for lokoja.
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by bamirotola: 1:25am On Sep 09, 2018
Omo this is serious oo...as nature no bring us natural disaster, we wan bring am on ourself...the govt can't take this warning serious now...2019 is on point... A won weray

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by MooreJozo(m): 3:41pm On Sep 09, 2018
na wa o
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by olufalaye: 3:42pm On Sep 09, 2018
Be warned
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by B3sty: 3:42pm On Sep 09, 2018
We hope our Government hear this.
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Flexherbal(m): 3:43pm On Sep 09, 2018
Hope the concerned authorities will do something about it.
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by imran147(m): 3:43pm On Sep 09, 2018
hmmmm May the Lord save us
China citizen own most quarry company and lot of neglence in the act if you ever been to quarry you should know what I mean!!

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by JON01: 3:43pm On Sep 09, 2018
This is Nigeria.. We go buy dangote cement patch am jhurr

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by 7GaLaXy7(m): 3:45pm On Sep 09, 2018
U na think say the area boys that day do am go read this?
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Nobody: 3:45pm On Sep 09, 2018
They will not hear word now.
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by SoftP(m): 3:47pm On Sep 09, 2018
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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by zolajpower: 3:47pm On Sep 09, 2018
All this scientists with trying to remain relevant .......why didnt dey see this when it was coming ?

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Nobody: 3:47pm On Sep 09, 2018
Please they shouldn't warn let the country collapse
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by BruncleZuma: 3:47pm On Sep 09, 2018
grin grin grin grin

You mean all the Chinese companies wen just full everywhere?
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by lakesider(m): 3:48pm On Sep 09, 2018
Lie lie news.. Must u post somthing... The name of the scientist was not stated
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Benekruku(m): 3:49pm On Sep 09, 2018
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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by timilehing(m): 3:50pm On Sep 09, 2018
Save us from Buhari's disaster first......
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by yrex01(m): 3:50pm On Sep 09, 2018
leave that one, we go settle d ancestors
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Nobody: 3:51pm On Sep 09, 2018
Ofcus, it's not rocket science, every mor0n knows that dynamite blasts would cause tremors and such repeated vibrations overtime could cause tectonic shifts.

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 3:52pm On Sep 09, 2018
Wetin concern them mtcheeew..
Is it your blasting. wetin oyinbo with wetin we do for our country.
As if they don't have their own problems..
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by gypsey(m): 3:53pm On Sep 09, 2018
Rubbish! white people have been blasting Rocks and polluting the planet with all kinda lethal chemicals and No problems.



Millions gallons of Crude oil has been spiling and contaminating the Nigerian soil for the past 30 years and Again it"s No problem.


The chinese has been blasting Rocks and drilling all kinda mineral resources from Nigerian soil and No problems.
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Horus(m): 3:54pm On Sep 09, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le65rvXgXVM

Eye Withness React To Earth Tremor In Abuja
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by zone51: 3:55pm On Sep 09, 2018
Another means of siphoning funds is here grin grin
Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by gypsey(m): 3:55pm On Sep 09, 2018
BruncleZuma:
grin grin grin grin

You mean all the Chinese companies wen just full everywhere?
And the british who has been drilling and spilling oil in Nigeria since 50 years ago.

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by stano2(m): 3:57pm On Sep 09, 2018
Please oooo, they should adhere to this oo, even flood is hard to manage in Nigeria let alone Earthquake.

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Henjor48(m): 4:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
Buhari must go back to Daura in 2019

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by SeriouslySense(m): 4:19pm On Sep 09, 2018
I don't think the vibrations are built up in the rocks underground or the water body underground, I think it is dissipated throughout the subsurface and some returns back in reflections, more investigations are needed to confirm the trigger.

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Re: Scientists Warn Nigerians Against Indiscriminate Blasting Of Rocks by Tomoyayi(m): 4:24pm On Sep 09, 2018
When I saw Scientist I was thinking say na Oyinbo people.
Wurbbish, who science epp for 9ja.

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