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Be Prepared For More Earth Tremors – Seismologist Cautions

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The Principal Seismologist at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), Nicholas Opoku has warned residents of Accra to be prepared for more earth tremors in the future.

According to him, Accra is in an earthquake zone and it is normal for the region to experience such tremors from from time to time.


“This is not a new thing. We have been experiencing this from time to time…even the most recent ones were in 2018, 2019 and 2020. What we have been saying all this while is that Accra and its environs is situated in the earthquake-prone zones so from time to time, we will be experiencing these minor earthquakes until such a time that a major one will occur,” Mr Opoku said on Citi Prime News on Monday.

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On Monday 12th December, three tremor event occurred in part of the Greater Accra region. The foreshock occurred at 11:49 am. The main event occurred 11:53 am. The aftershock occurred at 11:58 am. The public is advised to keep calm and be alert for more updates.

Some of the places that recorded the tremor included Adabraka, Gbawe, McCarthy hill and Mallam.

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Mr Opoku added that the Geological Survey Authority is still assessing the level of the latest earth tremor and also asses how infrastructure in the country can withstand a major earthquake in the future.

“We are not very sure how much our infrastructure will respond to a major earthquake, that is why the Ghana Earthquake Committee was set up to asses all the necessary measures that needs to be done to ensure we live safely.”

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