Many individuals recognize what an Earthquake is , as it has been accounted for on the news a few times. In the most fundamental definition, an earthquake typically happens when two squares underneath the earth unexpectedly slip past each other .
At the point when this occurs, waves known as “Seismic waves” are unexpectedly delivered. Upon the arrival of these waves, the subsequent impact is a huge vibration of the ground. The power of an earthquake’s vibration is estimated in Magnitudes.
Earthquakes can be mercilessly crushing ; for instance, the 7.0 greatness earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 – killing more than 100,000 individuals and causing harms worth over $7billion.
This sort of Damage and loss of lives is the thing that Nigeria as a country can’t bear to have. Be that as it may, there has been an away from of the absence of Earthquake events in numerous African Nations like Nigeria.
Genuine Earthquakes just happen in parts of the world known as “Seismic Regions”. A seismic zone/locale is utilized to depict a territory where earthquakes will in general core interest.
Nigeria is fortunately not arranged inside the major seismic zones of the world . In any case, the nation has encountered “Earth Tremors” throughout the long term. Earth quakes shouldn’t be mistaken for genuine Earthquakes. The primary broadly recorded event of an Earth quake in Nigeria was in 1933. Different occasions were accounted for in 1939, 1964, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2006.