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Nigerian State Records Earth Tremor Measuring 2.6 On Richter Scale

Published by Sahara Reporters on Mon, 07 Jun 2021


An earth tremor of low magnitude measuring 2.6 on Richter Scale has reportedly occurred in South-West on Saturday.This is gathered from a report by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.A tremor is a relatively small or short-lived movement of the earth's surface caused by the same forces that produce earthquakes of low or moderate intensity.A professor of geophysics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Adekunle Abraham Adepelumi in a signed statement said the estimated epicentral distance of the tremor was between 108 and 113 km away from the measuring station at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.His analysis showed that the epicentre was somewhere along the NW-SE direction of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria roughly placed close to Omu-Aran in North-Central Kwara State.'A normal fault mechanism along the Ifewara-Zungeru Transcurrent Fault system due to intra-plate seismicity was deduced. This suggests that this fault system is still active," he said.EnvironmentNewsAddThis:Original Author:SaharaReporters, New YorkDisable advertisements:
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