Did You Observe Monday’s Tremor In Accra?

A moderate Earth Tremor was felt in most parts of Greater Accra on Monday afternoon, between the hours of 11:50am and 12:00pm. Was your area also affected?

Most Residents of Accra confirmed this to AfricaOwn.com how they felt it in the course of carrying out their routine activities.

Whiles some persons described it as scary others felt it was an interesting experience.

Some people indicated the incident occurred twice at about 11:50am to 12pm recording 4.0 on the Richter scale.

Tremor In Past Times…

There was a similar tremor measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale in May 2003

On January 12, 2006, a tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale hit parts of the capital, according to the Geological Survey Department.

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

In December that same year, another one was experienced in Accra.

What It Tells…

According to the GGSA, signs picked up after earth tremors hit parts of Accra on March 24, 2018, showed that the fault lines were active, which meant that an earthquake could occur at any time.

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has warned 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.

The country is said to have a major earthquake fault line stretching from the McCarthy Hill area in Accra westwards towards the Central Region and eastwards towards the Akuapim Ridge all the way to the Volta Region in the east.

The epicentre of the fault line is thought to be located around the McCarthy-Weija Dam catchment area in Accra.

Ghana experienced her severest Earthquake magnitude of over 6.0 on Richter Scale in the years 1615 and 1939.

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