OAU: Varsity Prof. Attests Earth Tremor

By Sunday Awosoro.

TVR reports that Adekunle Pelumi, a professor of Geophysics at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has confirmed the tremor suspected to have occurred at the University’s premises on June 5th, 2021.

The data report he released yesterday, from his investigation, asserted the happening.

As made available to ThisDay on Sunday night, Adekunle’s observation states that the “tremor of low magnitude” occurred at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

According to him, the epicentral was estimated to be 108km and 113km distance away from the measuring station at OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

He said:

“The S wave particle motion generally trends North-South and North-east-South-west. This suggests that the wave is travelling perpendicular to the particle motion. Hence, the epicentre is somewhere along the North-west-South-east direction of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.”

According to Wikipedia, “an earthquake is the sudden movement or trembling of the Earth’s tectonic plates, that creates the shakes of the ground. This shaking can destroy buildings and break the Earth’s surface. Sudden shake under water is called tsunami”.

However, the tremor that occurred in Ile-Ife was described as “earthquake of moderate intensity”.

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