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Earth tremor measuring Magnitude 4.0 hits Accra and environs

Parts of Accra were shaken by a fleeting earth tremor Wednesday night which threw residents into fear and panic.

According to the USGS (United States Geological Survey), it recorded a magnitude of 4.0 with a 10.0-kilometre depth at 10: 53 pm and occurred at 6 km from Gbawe in Accra.

It was felt three times in the space of 10 minutes and shook buildings, creating panic among residents.

Many residents reported on social media that they felt the earth shaking on Wednesday night, June 24, 2020.

Some of the areas the tremor was felt in Ghana as monitored by Graphic Online on social media included Gbawe, McCarthy Hill, Kaneshie, Tesano, Dansoman, Lapaz, Achimota, Santa Maria, Adenta, Weija, Madina, Kwabenya, East Legon, Nsawam, Koforidua, Swedru, Dodowa, Tema among others.

In Adabraka and Nima, there were reports of people running out of their homes to seek refuge in open spaces.

Already, the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has warned that the series of tremor occurrences in parts of the Greater Accra Region over the years is signal of a looming earthquake of greater magnitude in the future.

On March 24, 2018, a similar earth tremor that measured 4.0 on the Richter scale was recorded in Accra.

On December 9, 2018, another one was experienced in Accra.



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