Earthquake Hits Ghana


A magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit parts of Gbawe, Accra, Ghana and their surrounding areas have experienced earth tremors.

The phenomenon which took place at late hour between 11:30- 12am, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes.

Accra belongs to the most seismically active region in Western Africa. Multiple strong quakes (some above magnitude 6) have hit today’s capital in the past. Therefore more strong destructive earthquakes can be expected in the future. However, it is impossible to say when the next strong earthquake will occur. Today’s earthquake does not tell anything about coming quakes, although more small aftershocks are likely in the next days.

Some residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie, Nungua, McCarthy Hill among others said they felt the movement.

Some Ghanaians have also taken to social media to share their experience.

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