Earthquake Prediction in Awi, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.


In earthquake prediction, the changes in the physical properties of the rocks are closely monitored. The parameters that are usually monitored include seismic P velocity, ground uplift, radon emission, electrical resistivity, number of seismic events, etc. This study monitored the seismic P velocity for a period of five years (2006 to 2010) in the study area. The data shows that the travel time of the seismic P waves did not change during the period under investigation and therefore the velocity of the P waves did not change. Consequently, we do not expect an earthquake to occur in the study area in the near future.

Keywords: Earthquake, P Waves, Prediction, Seismic, Velocity

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