Africa: A magnitude 2.5 Earthquake hits South West Nigeria between Ile Ife, Osun State and Omu Oran in Kwara State as Epicenter

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An earth Tremor of 2.5 Magnitude on the Richter Scale has hit Ile Ife in Osun State and Omu Aran in Kwara State, both in South West Nigeria.

According to a statement signed by a Professor of Geophysics of the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Adekunle Abraham Adepelumi, the earth-tremor of low magnitude occurred in Nigeria at 11am on the 5th June 2021.

“An Earth Tremor of Low Magnitude occurred in South-western Nigeria around mid-day 5th June, 2021. All our Seismometers and Infrasonic detector picked the event very clearly.

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“We are presently trying to find the cause and source of the earth-tremor before releasing a preliminary report to the public.

“He said the estimated epicenter distance(D) is placed between 108 and 113km 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 suggest that the wave is travelling perpendicular to the particle motion. Hence, the epicenter is somewhere along the NW – SE direction of Ile-Ife Osun State.

“Using Single Station, the epicenter is roughly placed closed to Omu-Aran in Kwara State.

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