Parts of Ghana have been hit by an earth tremor.
This occurred a few minutes to 11:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
citinewsroom.com understands that the tremor was recorded in parts of the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.
Some of the affected areas include Dansoman, Lapaz, Achimota, Tesano, Santa Maria, Gbawe, Weija, Madina, Kwabenya, Nsawam, Koforidua, Swedru among others.
Mawuli Zogbenu, a resident of Weija said he experienced the earth three times.
“It started at exactly 10:48 pm. Initially, we thought because it was a rainy season, it was normal. But it happened again in a few seconds. And it happened the third time. As I speak with you a lot of families are out of their rooms trying to look for safety places,” he said in an interview.
Some Ghanaians in the affected areas also took to social media to announce their experiences:
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 of the areas that experienced the tremors at the time included: Gbawe, Sowutuom, Old Kasoa Barrier, New Bortianor, Awoshie, Abelemkpe, Tabora, Achimota, Ablekuma, Kissiman, Westland, Laterbiokorshie, Legon and McCarthy Hill.
Some said they felt their buildings and rooms vigorously shake during the tremor which some report came with loud thunder.
source: Citi Newsroom