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Nigerian State Records Earth Tremor Measuring 2.6 On Richter Scale

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SaharaReporters reports that 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.

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