Another Earth Tremor hits Accra

Another Earth Tremor hits Accra

Certain parts of Accra have been hit with yet another earth tremor after the December 9, 2018 incident that got a lot of people talking.

At about 5:01pm on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) recorded an earth tremor measuring 2.6 on the Richter Scale, a device used to measure the gravity of earth tremors.

The tremor, which lasted about six seconds, occurred about 18 km away from the Achimota Station of the GGSA, according to the reading on the seismometer there, which also showed that the epicentre of the tremor was around Weija.

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Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, a senior seismologist at the GGSA, Mr Nicholas Opoku, said the magnitude of the tremor was put at 2.6 because “at the moment, only one of our stations is working”.

According to the senior seismologist, having more tremors, as had occurred in the past few months, did not give any clue as to when an earthquake might occur again and what its magnitude would be.

He once again advised that people living in earthquake-prone areas to take precautionary measures by reducing human activities in areas with active fault lines.

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The Ghana Geological Survey Authority warned that some parts of the country could soon experience an imminent earthquake.

Among the affected areas were Kasoa, Weija and Gbawe in the Ga South Municipality.

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