By J K K Peah
The Liberian government is cautioning “citizens to be alert” after 7.1 earthquake on the Richter Scale occurred early this morning 880 kilometers off the coast of the country in North Ascension Island.
The government’s Alert came this afternoon by the Minister of Information, Eugene Nagbe confirmed the earthquake saying “although there is no threat of a tsunami occurring, citizens should remain alert”.
The government assured the citizens of Liberia that the “United States Geological Survey is monitoring the situation and has provided useful technical information to the Liberian government”, the press release asserts.
The press release “urges all citizens to remain calm but alert in the wake of the incident”, affirming that “relevant agencies of government including the national security apparatus are monitoring the situation and will readily inform the public as new and additional information becomes available”.
The U S Geological Survey has issued a “Green Alert-Moderate” for Liberia and North Ascension Island and Liberia respectively, with the specific cities of North Ascension Island and Harper, Maryland, Greenville, Sinoe, Buchana, Grand Bassa and Monrovia, Montserrado, respectively of Liberia.
The total of 1,74, 269 Liberian citizens are under alert across four coastal counties.
Earthquake Shakemap by US Geological Survey: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20006uy6#shakemap