Parts of Accra experience a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor

According to a news release from the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), this morning there was a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor that affected parts of the capital city of Accra.

The 9.49 am tremor was “slightly felt in High Street, Ridge and other parts of Accra Central,” according to the Authority.

The GGSA Acting Director-General, Isaac Kuuwan Mwinbelle, stated in the statement that the epicentre was 1.5 kilometers offshore, close to 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 and so it is not expected to cause damage,” he added.

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

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) encouraged the public to maintain calm and go about “their normal activities,” indicating that there is no need for concern.

To guarantee public safety and reduce risk, “The Authority is committed to continuously monitoring these events and providing the public with pertinent information.

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Following the destruction, Turkey’s building regulations and construction methods have come under examination.

After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6 in southern Turkey near the Syrian border and was followed by strong aftershocks, news about earth tremors has gained attention.

“The Authority is currently engaged in education and sensitization of the public on awareness and response during earth tremors,” it said.

After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6 in southern Turkey near the Syrian border and was followed by strong aftershocks, news about earth tremors has gained attention.

Due to building collapses, the area lost more than 50,000 individuals.

Following the destruction, Turkey’s building regulations and construction methods have come under examination.

After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6 in southern Turkey near the Syrian border and was followed by strong aftershocks, news about earth tremors has gained attention.

SOURCE: Myjoyonline.com

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