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


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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