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"This is a small earthquake,” - GGSA's Nicholas Opoku

AllGossips 06/25/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. On the 24th of June 2020, I happened to be sitting in my hall watching movie at about 10:47pm when I heard and felt the ground shake.


I almost thought I was hallucinating. It all seemed so real.


It lasted for a period of about some seconds or might be minutes.


I was not sure about the shake till it happened again at about 10:54pm.


The second time seemed more severe than the first time.


I felt scared and shaky for almost 10 minutes.


It is currently not known by me whether this tremor was predicted or not.


I still think this tremor happened for three consecutive times although I am still not sure.


I realized how serious this tremor was when I got out of my room and realized everyone in the community come out of their rooms and seemed to be talking about the shake.


As at when I started writing this article, I am still sure there would be a next shake following the consistency of the tremor again.


View pictures in App save up to 80% data. A Senior Seismologist, at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), Nicholas Opoku has confirmed that an earth tremor occurred in parts of Accra around 0740 hours on Sunday.

The tremor was estimated to be about four on the Richter Scale.“Four is not that serious. It is, however, not a micro earth quake because a micro earthquake is between three to 3.5. This is a small earthquake,” Mr Opoku said.

He said whilst the GGSA could confirm the tremor, it could not immediately confirm the exact source or point of occurrence, because of challenges with data transmission. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Mr Opoku said no casualties had been reported, and the Authority was monitoring and assessing the situation.

Residents who experienced the tremor say it felt as though some unseen force shook their immediate environs for about five seconds.

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