Parts of the capital Accra hit by earth tremor

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‘It is unknown why the sudden movement from the earth occurred’

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Some parts of the capital, Accra has been hit by an earth tremor.

This occurred thrice at around 11pm on Wednesday night, June 24, 2020.

Affected areas include Dzorwulu, Lapaz, Weija, Achimota, Gbawe, Madina, Tema among others.

The Ghana Seismic Center, under the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) is yet to confirm the reason for the tremor.

What is an earth tremor?

An earth tremor is a relatively small or short-lived movement of the earth’s surface caused by the same forces that produce earthquakes. Earth tremors are strong enough to be felt by people.

Scientists say earth tremors can occur when the force exerted on the rock mass exceeds its strength.

Earth tremors recorded in Ghana

Ghana experienced two earth tremors in 2019 and one in 2018. These tremors were recorded mostly in Accra, the capital.

Some Ghanaians took to social media to announce their experiences:

@playboy_trap👅🐾👑
@manlikeTrAp
#earthtremor
Eii mtn😠
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11:25 PM – Jun 24, 2020
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RI¢HARD 🍥
@Richard_Dwobeng
Anaa Satan is doing Galamsey underground?

😭😭😭 #Earthtremor
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11:38 PM – Jun 24, 2020
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👑Saint Allan👑
@Jhera1d
God is watching y’alllll😹😹😹 #earthtremor
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11:50 PM – Jun 24, 2020
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Apartment Therapy
@apt_therapy
I’m at McCarthy hills and this earth tremor scaring me. It’s happening right now as I’m typing. #earthtremor
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10:57 PM – Jun 24, 2020
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Jemila #ThriveWithDigital 💫🇬🇭

@jabdulai
‼️Emergency SMS from the UN Dept for Safety and Security. Just in case.

Via @garisellers 🙏🏾 #Ghana #EarthTremor #Earthquake
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11:55 PM – Jun 24, 2020 · Accra, Ghana
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143 people are talking about this

EL-DAD
@ChristDeKing
If you felt the earth tremor in your area and your house is a
duplex, get out for some time please. #earthtremor Accra
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11:20 PM – Jun 24, 2020
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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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