Panic over earth tremor, FEMA ask residents to relax

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By Juliet Odey

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has assured Abuja residents of safety despite the earth shaking recorded in some areas.

Some of its environ, namely Mpape and Maitama districts of Abuja experienced some vibrations in the earth Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, which caused residents to panic.

A statement from the office of the director general, FEMA said that “earth tremor might be the “possible cause” of the earth shaking.

The agency explained the shaking is caused by stress in underground rocks resulting from human activities including blasting and mining of rocks.

While it noted that the situation is “abnormal”, it said there is no cause for alarm “as we are not in earthquake zone”.

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