Earth tremor in Accra was a minor incident

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has reported that the earth tremor felt in parts of Accra on Sunday had a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale.

The GGSA stated that the tremor was a minor event and was not expected to cause damage.

Residents in Weija, Nyanyano, Adenta, Bortianor, and other parts of Accra Central reported feeling the tremor at around 7:20 a.m.

This was not the first time these areas in particular have experienced tremors.

“The epicentre of the tremor is about 7 kilometres off Weija (5.5318 N, 0.2933 W) in the Greater Accra Region, with origin time at 07:17:51am.”

The GGSA has advised residents to remain calm and to report any further tremors to the authority.

The Authority, while admitting that such natural occurrences are difficult to predict, said it is “committed to the continuous monitoring of these events and informing the public appropriately to ensure public safety and minimize risk.”

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