On Friday, the FCT Emergency Management Agency has assured residents of the territory that there was no likelihood of earthquake within the territory and the country, after the earth tremors in Mpape and its environs on Thursday.
Mr Abass Idris, the Director-General of the agency, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Friday in Abuja, said there was no cause for alarm.
According to him, the earth-shaking around Mpape and some parts of Maitama district does not imply that the FCT and indeed the country is under the threat of earthquake, saying that the agency is in firm control of the situation.
“This sudden release of energy makes the ground to shake which may be caused by stress in underground rocks and may be due to rock blasting and mining activities in the area.
“When personnel of the agency interacted with residents of Mpape and its environs, they gathered that this was not the first time the shaking has occurred but has happened five years ago”.
He, however, said that there was a need for residents to relocate to a safer zone, warning that if living in a building during the tremor, residents should vacate their houses or take cover under desks or tables and hold tight until the shaking is over.
He added: “If you are in the car, slow down and drive to a clear place, stay in the car until the shaking stops.”