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In Kaduna Third earth tremor hit Kwoi community

The third earth tremor has occurred in Kwoi community which is situated in the south of Kaduna State.

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Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been hit by another earth tremor on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

The recent shake makes it three that has hit the community situated 240 kilometres south of Kaduna in the last one week.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the incident had forced many residents to flee the community.

It was further reported that at about 9am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, an earth shake accompanied by a heavy vibration was witnessed in Kwoi.

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The Head of Geography Department, Kaduna State University, Dr. Idowu Abbas,  has said  the constant occurrence of earth tremor in Kwoi town might lead to a major earthquake in the area.

Abbas urged the Gov Nasir El-Rufai led government to place the community on a watch list for a possible evacuation.

He said: “It is unfortunate that the tremor happened but it is not unusual. This is because it can happen anywhere and at any time as long as there is movement underneath the earth surface. It can happen anywhere, it is just unfortunate that it happened in Kwoi.

“The tremor could be a signal of a bigger incident in Kwoi. And it still depends on what happens within the earth surface. I think the Nigerian Space, Research and Development Agency is already looking into that.  Honestly speaking earth tremor is a small earth quake, the major earth quake can come.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, an earth tremor occurred at about 1p.m, shaking the community and creating panic among the people in Kwoi. This was followed by another on Monday, September 12, 2016.

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