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Oluwafemi, John and Ofuyatan, Olatokunbo M. and Ede, A. N. and Oyebisi, S.O and Akinwumi, I. I. (2018) REVIEW OF EARTHQUAKES IN NIGERIA: AN UNDERSTUDIED AREA. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), 9 (8). pp. 1023-1033. ISSN 0976-6316

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Nigeria in times past was believed to be aseismic. Nevertheless, the seismic record of Nigeria from 1933 till date have shown contrary to the belief. There have also been seismic warnings and forecasts from researchers concerning the seismicity of Nigeria in recent times. To this end, this paper carried out a critical review on the seismicity of Nigeria to further create awareness as earthquakes in Nigeria would be best classified as an area that has had less attention. This review was carried out by employing qualitative approach. The findings established Nigeria to be a low seismic country that is susceptible to a large earthquake in her south-west region in the nearest future. Hence, the government of Nigeria should pay attention to earthquakes in the south-west region of Nigeria to safeguard lives and properties against the future probable quakes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earthquakes, Forecasts, Magnitude, Seismic and Tremor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 11:09

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