Earthquake in Ghana: Earth Tremor Rocks Accra

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Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region of Ghana have experienced earth tremors, as many Ghanaians took to social media to report the incident.

An earth tremor is a relatively small or short-lived movement of the earth’s surface caused by the same forces that produce earthquakes. Earth tremors are strong enough to be felt by people.

Scientists say earth tremors can occur when the force exerted on the rock mass exceeds its strength.

The phenomenon which took place in Ghana at about 10:40 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes.

Some residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie, Nungua, McCarthy Hill among others said they felt the movement.

The Ghana Seismic Center, under the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) is yet to confirm the reason for the tremor.

Ghana experienced two earth tremors in 2019 and one in 2018. These tremors were recorded mostly in Accra, the capital.

See some reactions to the incident below;

@nickhotor: Third Earth Tremor in Accra under 15 minutes.
That fault line from McCarthy Hill through to the Accra Central where there was a major earthquake in 1939 must be shifting.

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