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Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred off Liberian Coast

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West Africa – The Government of Liberia has issued a release saying an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred approximately 880 kilometers off the coast of the country early this morning.

Meanwhile, the government urged its citizens and residents to remain calm as various concerned agencies monitor the situation.

The release issued under the signature of the country’s minister of Information, honorable Lenn Eugene Nagbe said the United States Geological Services which is monitoring the situation has provided useful information to the Liberian administration.

In the past few years, the Liberian administration issued bids to several multinational oil companies for off-shore oil drilling along its coast. Some of the companies attempted drilling activities and others are yet to commence.

More development on the situation to follow.

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Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens is a researcher, media issues analyst and senior contributor with Globe Afrique.

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