Earth Tremor Rocks Omu-Aran


A low magnitude earth tremor has been reported at the Omu-Aran axis of Kwara state. The tremor, which reportedly happened at about 11am on Sunday, had a magnitude of 2.6 at the Richter scale.
According to sources at the Department of Geophysics, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, where the phenomenon was recorded, the quake has a focal depth of 15 kilometres.
“An earth-tremor of low magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Nigeria at 11:11:25.6 am on 5th June 2021. The origin time is 11:11.08.2 am. The estimated epicentral distance (D) is placed between 108km and 113 km away from the measuring station at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
The S wave particle motion generally trends N-S and NE-SW. This suggests that the wave is travelling perpendicular to the particle motion. Hence, the epicentre is somewhere along the N-SE direction of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria,” OAU report read in part.

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