Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

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Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region have experienced earth tremors.

The phenomenon which took place at about 1040 (GMT) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes.

Various residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie, Nungua, McCarthy Hill among others, reported an experience of their houses and the earth shaking.

The tremors was registered as a magnitude 4.0 earthquake by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with the epicenter of the quake at about 7 km from Gbawe in Accra region.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake is considered light, often felt and usually causes minor damage, according to the USGS.

Several Ghanaians have taken to social media to share their experience.

The last experience of earth tremors in Ghana was a double occurrence in 2019 and one in 2018.

Ghana is far away from the major earthquake zones of the world. However, it is prone to earthquake disasters. The last major earthquake in Ghana occurred on June 22, 1939.

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