Friday’s earth tremor was minor, remain calm – GGSA

Source The Ghana Report

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority(GGSA) has urged the public to remain calm after a minor earth tremor was felt in Accra on Friday, March 10, 2023.

The 2.8 magnitude tremor, which occurred around 9:49 am, was slightly felt around High Street, Ridge and other parts of Accra Central.

This comes after parts of Accra experienced a number of earth tremors in 2022. The last earth tremor experienced in the region was around 7:30 pm on December 17, 2022.

According to a statement signed by the Acting Director-General of GGSA, the epicentre is 1.5km offshore near James Town in the Greater Accra Region.

“The recorded magnitude is indicative of the extent of the tremor. The earth tremor is a minor one, so it is not expected to cause damage.

“These are natural occurrences and, therefore, difficult to predict. The authority is committed to continuously monitoring these events and informing the public appropriately to ensure public safety and minimise risk,” the statement assured.

GGSA added that they are currently educating and sensitising the public on awareness and response during earth tremors.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Director-General of the GGSA, Mr Isaac Kuuwan Mwinbelle, called on the government to help the authority with an amount of $200 million for an “effective and fully operational monitoring system” in order to identify earthquakes or earth tremors when they are about to strike.

He added that the current budget allocation to the authority was inadequate.


Below is the full statement

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