Parts of Accra experience a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor-GGSA

Source the Ghana Report

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has confirmed parts of the capital city,Accra experienced a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor on Friday, March 10.

According to the Authority, the tremor that occurred at 9.49 am was “slightly felt in High Street, Ridge and other parts of Accra Central”.

In the release signed by the GGSA Acting Director-General, Isaac Kuuwan Mwinbelle, he said, “The epicentre is located 1.5km offshore near James Town in Greater Accra Region.”

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

Parts of Accra experience a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor

According to the Authority, such occurrences are natural making them “difficult to predict.”

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) urged calm within the public signaling there is no cause for alarm as it said people are free to go about “their normal activities”.

“The Authority is committed to continuously monitoring these events and informing the public appropriately to ensure public safety and minimize risk.

“Education and sensitization of the public on awareness and response during earth tremors is important and currently being undertaken by the Authority,” it said.

News about earth tremors has become topical after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on February 6, in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border and was followed by powerful aftershocks.

More than 50,000 people lost their lives in the region as buildings collapsed.

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