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Accra Ghana Experiences Earth Tremor

Report from Accra, the Ghanaian Capital says, panic griped residents as Earth Tremor occurred in parts of Accra on Monday.

Director-General of Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), Daniel Boamah said on Monday that, the Earth Tremor incidents happened around 11:43am, 11:53am, and 11:58am with different magnitudes.

He said incidents like these were difficult to predict, and urged the public to remain calm as more information will be provided subsequently.

“On Monday 12 December 2022, three (3) Earth Tremor events occurred in parts of the Greater Accra region.

“The foreshock occurred at 11:49am with a magnitude of 2.1. The main event occurred at 11:53am with a magnitude of 3.5. The aftershock occurred at 11:58am with a magnitude of 1.8 on the Richter scale.

“The epicenter is located between Wiaboman and Bojo beach and is about 575m into the sea.

“The recorded magnitudes are indicative of the extent of the tremor. The magnitude of even the main shock is a minor tremor and so it is not expected to cause damage.

“The tremors were highly felt in areas like Dansoman, Mataheko, Weija, and slightly felt in areas like Legon, Amasaman and Accra Central which are far away from the epicenter.

“These are natural occurrences and therefore difficult to predict. However, education and sensitization of the public on awareness and response during such events are key. The public is therefore urged to remain calm and go about their normal businesses,” Boamah said.

While Earth Tremors and Earthquakes are signs of seismic movement within the earth, the difference is the intensity of the movement.

Source: The Cable.

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