Get ready for more earth tremors in Accra - Seismologist cautions

Get ready for more earth tremors in Accra - Seismologist cautions

- A senior seismologist at the Geological Survey Authority has advised Ghanaians to get ready for more earth tremors this year

- Nicholas Opoku said these earth tremors could possibly lead to earthquakes in Accra, which happens to be an earthquake-prone area

- Opoku also said there are active fault lines in Accra which makes the situation dangerous in the event of movement in the earth

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Nicholas Opoku, a senior seismologist at the Geological Survey Authority, has advised Ghanaians to prepare for more earth shaking tremors in Ghana.

According to a report filed by 3news.com, these earth tremors could possibly lead to earthquakes in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, which is prone to earthquakes because it lies on active fault lines.

His comments come in the wake of the multiple earth tremors recorded in many parts of Accra on 24 June. Three successive tremors occurred in the space of 10 minutes.

Get ready for more earth tremors in Accra - Seismologist cautions

Get ready for more earth tremors in Accra - Seismologist cautions Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Its magnitude has been pegged at 4.0 on the Richter scale.

Opoku said the active fault lines in Accra makes the city vulnerable in the event of movement in the earth.

He called for intensified education in order to avert a possible disaster-in-waiting.

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Meanwhile, as already reported by YEN.com.gh, the tremor that struck on the night of 24 June affected areas such as Dansoman, Achimota Mile 7, Spintex, and North Kaneshie in Accra, as well as other parts of the country.

Many residents in the affected areas lost their sleep and rushed outside after the tremors.

A video popped up showing some very scared residents who trooped out of their houses to keep a vigil on the street.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh, shows the elderly, children, nursing mothers with their children, and others standing on the street.

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