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Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Masama: 9:56pm On Sep 27, 2018
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has identified communities in four states and Abuja as locations where major earthquake may likely occur in the country.

The Director General of NASRDA, Prof. Seidu Mohammed, disclosed this on the sideline of the second Engr. Brig. Gen. M.O Agu (rtd) Annual Distinguished Lecture in Abuja on Thursday.

Prof. Mohammed, who was also the chairman of presidential committee on the Abuja tremor, said Mpape in Abuja, Kwoi in Kaduna, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, Shaki in Oyo and Igbogene in Bayelsa may likely be the epicentres of major earthquake if precautions were not taken.

The erstwhile inactive faults system in the country are gradually becoming active, he said, ‘’which now make earthquake likely’’ in and around the country.

A number of incidences in these locations, according to him, is also a pointer to the fact that a big disaster may occur there, calling on the Federal Government to do something fast to avert it.

He said analysis of a 100 year-old data done by the members of the presidential committee on Abuja tremor showed that Mpape in Abuja is a hotspot which is highly susceptible to earth tremor and other earth shakeups.

“What it means is that we need a thorough study across the country to identify such hotspots so that we can constantly monitor them from satellite system and from data from outer space’’, he said.

He said the high volume of water being taken out of over 110, 000 boreholes dug in Abuja is further making the situation in the capital city worse.

‘’More than 330 metric tonnes of water being taken out every day in Abuja is causing a vacuum; is straining the earth’’, he said.

He therefore urged the FG to take a look at indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, calling on thorough regulation on earth drilling.

He also said engineers should now take cognizance of likely earth tremor when designing and constructing buildings.

Last week, the Presidential Committee on Abuja Tremor said Nigeria was now prone to seismic hazards, which make earthquake occurrence a potential disaster to the country.

The committee disclosed that when it submitted the report of its findings to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

‘’Nigeria is now prone to seismic hazards following recent earthquake occurrences in Kwoi, Kaduna state, Saki, Oyo State and Igbogene in Bayelsa State all in 2016. The latest occurred in September 7, 2018 in Mpape, Abuja’’it said.

It said though ‘’these earthquakes may have been of low-magnitude, it is now certain that earthquake occurrence has become a potential hazards to the nation’’.

The committee alluded to the report conducted by Julius Berger on the geological, hydrological and geotechnical investigation for Abuja which identified Mpape as a Shear zone that is weak with several fractures and faults system.

It added that water extraction and recharge imbalance from aquifer is causing hydrological instability along the fractures.

The existence of 110,000 boreholes within Abuja metropolis with about 330,000 metric tonnes of water drilled daily is not suitable, it added.

In view of the challenges that hinder efficient forecasting, detection and monitoring of earthquakes in Nigeria, the Committee recommended the procurement and installation of more seismometers and GPS sensors/equipment for the enlargement and networking of the Nigeria National Network of Seismographic Stations.

The committee further recommended detailed Seismotectonic study using State-of-the-art equipment in the area and the entire country.


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/major-earthquake-likely-in-abuja-kaduna-ogun-oyo-bayelsa-nasrda.html

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by R2bees(m): 10:00pm On Sep 27, 2018
All these things happening in APC era. diaris god oo

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by itchie: 10:09pm On Sep 27, 2018
This Ogun weh dey for our backyard here?

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by obi4eze: 10:09pm On Sep 27, 2018
APC is really a curse to this country. We are battling with Buhari, poverty, corruption, insecurity, and now this one.
I just hope the earthquake starts from the residences of the wicked politicians.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by bigtt76(f): 10:10pm On Sep 27, 2018
If you don't want them to drill borehole, then provide them with potable water supply naaaa... 1diots angry

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by elgramz: 10:16pm On Sep 27, 2018
Oh my God, please not in Ogun, thousands of headless bodies will be thrown up by the earthquake, it will be a horrible sight sad

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by shikshark: 11:04pm On Sep 27, 2018
and what are the safety precautions the govt are trying to put in place....abi the want to wait till it happens?

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by TreasuredGlory: 11:57pm On Sep 27, 2018
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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by x3reme07(f): 12:00am On Sep 28, 2018
This isn't goodnews

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Baileyz101(m): 12:00am On Sep 28, 2018
guys.. is this strike affecting banking hall transactions ? kindly quote me pls if u av any knowledge of this.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by uvemi(f): 12:00am On Sep 28, 2018
I wish everyone safety
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by TheFreeOne: 12:00am On Sep 28, 2018
Earth..gini

As if we don't have enough wahala at hand.

Lawd wey your face na. Such disaster with the current maladministration is not what we need at this time o.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by DaddyNimo(m): 12:01am On Sep 28, 2018
Masama:
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has identified communities in four states and Abuja as locations where major earthquake may likely occur in the country.

The Director General of NASRDA, Prof. Seidu Mohammed, disclosed this on the sideline of the second Engr. Brig. Gen. M.O Agu (rtd) Annual Distinguished Lecture in Abuja on Thursday.

Prof. Mohammed, who was also the chairman of presidential committee on the Abuja tremor, said Mpape in Abuja, Kwoi in Kaduna, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, Shaki in Oyo and Igbogene in Bayelsa may likely be the epicentres of major earthquake if precautions were not taken.

The erstwhile inactive faults system in the country are gradually becoming active, he said, ‘’which now make earthquake likely’’ in and around the country.

A number of incidences in these locations, according to him, is also a pointer to the fact that a big disaster may occur there, calling on the Federal Government to do something fast to avert it.

He said analysis of a 100 year-old data done by the members of the presidential committee on Abuja tremor showed that Mpape in Abuja is a hotspot which is highly susceptible to earth tremor and other earth shakeups.

“What it means is that we need a thorough study across the country to identify such hotspots so that we can constantly monitor them from satellite system and from data from outer space’’, he said.

He said the high volume of water being taken out of over 110, 000 boreholes dug in Abuja is further making the situation in the capital city worse.

‘’More than 330 metric tonnes of water being taken out every day in Abuja is causing a vacuum; is straining the earth’’, he said.

He therefore urged the FG to take a look at indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, calling on thorough regulation on earth drilling.

He also said engineers should now take cognizance of likely earth tremor when designing and constructing buildings.

Last week, the Presidential Committee on Abuja Tremor said Nigeria was now prone to seismic hazards, which make earthquake occurrence a potential disaster to the country.

The committee disclosed that when it submitted the report of its findings to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

‘’Nigeria is now prone to seismic hazards following recent earthquake occurrences in Kwoi, Kaduna state, Saki, Oyo State and Igbogene in Bayelsa State all in 2016. The latest occurred in September 7, 2018 in Mpape, Abuja’’it said.

It said though ‘’these earthquakes may have been of low-magnitude, it is now certain that earthquake occurrence has become a potential hazards to the nation’’.

The committee alluded to the report conducted by Julius Berger on the geological, hydrological and geotechnical investigation for Abuja which identified Mpape as a Shear zone that is weak with several fractures and faults system.

It added that water extraction and recharge imbalance from aquifer is causing hydrological instability along the fractures.

The existence of 110,000 boreholes within Abuja metropolis with about 330,000 metric tonnes of water drilled daily is not suitable, it added.

In view of the challenges that hinder efficient forecasting, detection and monitoring of earthquakes in Nigeria, the Committee recommended the procurement and installation of more seismometers and GPS sensors/equipment for the enlargement and networking of the Nigeria National Network of Seismographic Stations.

The committee further recommended detailed Seismotectonic study using State-of-the-art equipment in the area and the entire country.


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/major-earthquake-likely-in-abuja-kaduna-ogun-oyo-bayelsa-nasrda.html

stupid agencies, calling landslides earthquake just to prove they are working and sophisticated... bunch of idiots, common pencil they can't produce... they are forming detecting earthquake.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by musicnmagic(m): 12:01am On Sep 28, 2018
buhari n his misfortunes.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Dreambeat: 12:02am On Sep 28, 2018
elgramz:
Oh my God, please not in Ogun, thousands of headless bodies will be thrown up by the earthquake, it will be a horrible sight sad
grin grin grin grin.Guy you no well oo

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Pointblank09(m): 12:02am On Sep 28, 2018
"He therefore urged the FG to take a look at indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, calling on thorough regulation on earth drilling."





That is an excuse to start collecting tax on boreholes.



You cannot give them water, they provide it for themselves and you still want to tax them.



Wicked government.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Laurence1: 12:03am On Sep 28, 2018
How come I didn't read anything about the 2016 earthquake till now.

PS: I was upandown all around north all 2016. I would have heard.
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Elijahrona(m): 12:03am On Sep 28, 2018
Which day earthquake start to happen for Nigeria naw?

Oghene me biko o

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by RealDonaldTrump(m): 12:04am On Sep 28, 2018
I don’t agree with this people

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by ifymadu: 12:04am On Sep 28, 2018
Them for just say across Nigeria as them don almost mention all the states.
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Akosbaba(m): 12:05am On Sep 28, 2018
Ewo
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Curry30: 12:07am On Sep 28, 2018
elgramz:
Oh my God, please not in Ogun, thousands of headless bodies will be thrown up by the earthquake, it will be a horrible sight sad

grin grin grin

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Rexnegro(m): 12:07am On Sep 28, 2018
make they no play rough play o ....

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by emmanuelpopson(m): 12:08am On Sep 28, 2018
the.plates are moving and..the African craton may not be stable as we were once told... maybe its the beginning of the west African rift system...


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reading this info just makes me.laugh... so borehole drilling is the cause of this seismic scare... when govt agencies are been run by padi padi people, they put round pegs in square holes... boreholes are vertically dug under the subsurface..and they can only be dangerous to cause earth quake IF Nigeria is under a subduction zone. zones where the plates are weak and move everytime...but we aren't.. these people wanna chop money for the buhari govt so they come out with panic information to make govt procure these seismic equipments and abuje been the rich mans environment will comply asap...

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by goslowgoslow(m): 12:08am On Sep 28, 2018
R2bees:
All these things happening in APC era. diaris god oo
What is the level of your education please? Or you just want to talk?

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Mayour11(m): 12:08am On Sep 28, 2018
We just do things in this nation without thinking of the long term effects.
The irony is that the water that is causing flooding in Kogi, Edo and Niger is being forced out in Abuja.
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by acetylcoa2: 12:09am On Sep 28, 2018
Dam it! it's time to leave my beloved Mpape... Mpape has a population of 2m people, where will they go?
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by IBvoss(m): 12:09am On Sep 28, 2018
Omo, dis wan DAT seismic activity don't dey spike anyhow for naija, Lagos people should dey fear oo. We no dey safe anymore hmm, if tsunami catch all of una for island lipsrsealed . The government should placing preventive measures or contingencies in place of the inevitable. Kai Nigeria is in troubled times.

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Curry30: 12:11am On Sep 28, 2018
Abeg NASRADA abi wetin be una name. Make una shift ja re. Na Election quake go happen. No be naija again...God sef don tire for our matta..him just dey pity him people wey loyal like me

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Austema(m): 12:12am On Sep 28, 2018
Thank God they use the word ''likely'' I already know it is a capital LIE

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Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by SIR0: 12:13am On Sep 28, 2018
Lord, have mercyangry
Re: Major Earthquake Likely In Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Bayelsa – NASRDA by Ayoagbajesamuel(m): 12:15am On Sep 28, 2018
Masama:
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has identified communities in four states and Abuja as locations where major earthquake may likely occur in the country.

The Director General of NASRDA, Prof. Seidu Mohammed, disclosed this on the sideline of the second Engr. Brig. Gen. M.O Agu (rtd) Annual Distinguished Lecture in Abuja on Thursday.

Prof. Mohammed, who was also the chairman of presidential committee on the Abuja tremor, said Mpape in Abuja, Kwoi in Kaduna, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, Shaki in Oyo and Igbogene in Bayelsa may likely be the epicentres of major earthquake if precautions were not taken.

The erstwhile inactive faults system in the country are gradually becoming active, he said, ‘’which now make earthquake likely’’ in and around the country.

A number of incidences in these locations, according to him, is also a pointer to the fact that a big disaster may occur there, calling on the Federal Government to do something fast to avert it.

He said analysis of a 100 year-old data done by the members of the presidential committee on Abuja tremor showed that Mpape in Abuja is a hotspot which is highly susceptible to earth tremor and other earth shakeups.

“What it means is that we need a thorough study across the country to identify such hotspots so that we can constantly monitor them from satellite system and from data from outer space’’, he said.

He said the high volume of water being taken out of over 110, 000 boreholes dug in Abuja is further making the situation in the capital city worse.

‘’More than 330 metric tonnes of water being taken out every day in Abuja is causing a vacuum; is straining the earth’’, he said.

He therefore urged the FG to take a look at indiscriminate drilling of boreholes, calling on thorough regulation on earth drilling.

He also said engineers should now take cognizance of likely earth tremor when designing and constructing buildings.

Last week, the Presidential Committee on Abuja Tremor said Nigeria was now prone to seismic hazards, which make earthquake occurrence a potential disaster to the country.

The committee disclosed that when it submitted the report of its findings to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.

‘’Nigeria is now prone to seismic hazards following recent earthquake occurrences in Kwoi, Kaduna state, Saki, Oyo State and Igbogene in Bayelsa State all in 2016. The latest occurred in September 7, 2018 in Mpape, Abuja’’it said.

It said though ‘’these earthquakes may have been of low-magnitude, it is now certain that earthquake occurrence has become a potential hazards to the nation’’.

The committee alluded to the report conducted by Julius Berger on the geological, hydrological and geotechnical investigation for Abuja which identified Mpape as a Shear zone that is weak with several fractures and faults system.

It added that water extraction and recharge imbalance from aquifer is causing hydrological instability along the fractures.

The existence of 110,000 boreholes within Abuja metropolis with about 330,000 metric tonnes of water drilled daily is not suitable, it added.

In view of the challenges that hinder efficient forecasting, detection and monitoring of earthquakes in Nigeria, the Committee recommended the procurement and installation of more seismometers and GPS sensors/equipment for the enlargement and networking of the Nigeria National Network of Seismographic Stations.

The committee further recommended detailed Seismotectonic study using State-of-the-art equipment in the area and the entire country.


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/major-earthquake-likely-in-abuja-kaduna-ogun-oyo-bayelsa-nasrda.html

i know all their story will be on boreholes. Why can't be a drinkable water? If we have this, who will even remember bore holes?
I remember in the 70s and 80s, i dont even know bore hole that they introduced. Because of lack of necessary infrastructures.
Abeg jare.

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