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Ghana Earthquake: FULL DETAILS.

Oto-God 06/25/2020

Ghana Earthquake: FULL DETAILS with photos.

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Last night at about 10:53 Ghana time an earthquake of 4:0 magnitude hit the region. Though it seems like a small earthquake but it came unexpected.

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Most people seems to confuse themselves when it comes to the difference between an Earthquake and a Tremor.

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Earthquakes are the vibrations caused by rocks breaking under stress against an underground surface called a fault plane while a tremor is an involuntary movement of earth surface caused by stress in the underground rocks. They are both signs of seismic movement within the earth.


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the first time Ghana had an earthquake was in

The year 1636, 2nd of December at 2:00 pm. Since then Ghana has experience about 4 more earthquake plus that of last night.

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The most destructive earthquake that struck Ghana was in 22nd of June 1939, almost the same date with last night quake. It had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richer scale and 17 death was recorded.

The Richter scale is a scale of numbers used to tell the size of earthquakes. Charles Richter developed the Richter Scale in 1935.


If the scale is less than 2.0, it means that the earthquakes are very small and are unlikely to be felt by people, if it gets beyond 5.9 it can cause serious of damage to live and property and Ghana experience a magnitude of 4.0.

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Ghana is located at the southeastern margin of the west Africa craton which makes them far from major earthquake zone in the present day boundaries. I wouldn't want to go much into the history of Ghana Earthquake.


The summary of everything is, just like Nigeria Ghana thought it was earthquake prone considering where it is located, but the latest incident has proven their records wrong. And who knows, this incident might be a gate way for something bigger.


What happened last night was an earthquake and not a tremor.

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Ghana have been experiencing lots of tremor in the past years, in the year 2018 an earth tremor occur twice in Ghana. We can come to a conclusion that last night earthquake was as a result of the previous tremor. 

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The earthquake came in three waves within 10 minutes and changed the balance of many buildings. People were running at of their homes seeking safety in open spaces. 

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Some of the location that felt the earthquake include Tema, Dansoma, Santa maria, madina, east lagon among others. 


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The summary of the quake as recorded was - 289 quakes Magnitude 2+, 98 quakes Magnitude 3+, 54 quakes Magnitude 4+, 7 quakes Magnitude 5+.


The total was 448 quakes.


There were no quakes measuring Magnitude 6+ to Magnitude 9+ within the period.

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The Earthquake did not just happen in Ghana alone but few other Countries experienced it at the same date and time. 

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See details of all the countries affected by the earthquakes yesterday.


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Top Comments
Akdonmighty · 06/25/2020
How sure ar u that it was an Earthquake,Fear Nigerias terrorist group, like herdman's nd boko haram, formidable group, organized nd own by fake buhari,after d death of true buhari
EkpahOjonugwa · 06/25/2020
earthquake was predicted by Pastor E. A. Adeboye for the year 2020. if it could happen in Ghana then it can happen in Nigeria. let's continue to pray
Sarkodie1233 · 06/25/2020
is not a earthquake is a tremor so take note
+234-0903080**** · 06/25/2020
thank God dis kind of thing did nt happen in Nigeria God pls protect us🙏🙏🙏

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