Some parts of Accra experienced a moderate form of an Earth Tremor on Sunday morning, 12th November, 2023, at about 7:18am.
Residents of areas such as Gbawe, Nsakina, Obeyeyie, Kasoa, Sowutuom, Sarpeiman, Ngleshie Amanfro and La who experienced the tremor have shared their experiences on social media.
The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has reported that the earth tremor felt in parts of Accra on Sunday had a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale.
The GGSA stated that the tremor was a minor event and was not expected to cause any damage.
This was not the first time these areas in particular have experienced tremors.
The epicentre of the tremor is about 7 kilometres off Weija (5.5318 N, 0.2933 W) in the Greater Accra Region, with origin time at 07:17:51am.
The GGSA has advised residents to remain calm and to report any further tremors to the authority.
The Authority, while admitting that such natural occurrences are difficult to predict, said it is “committed to the continuous monitoring of these events and informing the public appropriately to ensure public safety and minimize risk.”
On March 10, this year, parts of Accra also experienced a minor earth tremor, which the Ghana Geological Survey Authority put the magnitude at 2.8 on the Richter scale.
Similarly, on December12, 2022, parts of Accra also experienced a tremor which occurred three times in a space of about five hours
The first was experienced around 6:53 am, also in the western part of Accra; the second around 10am at the same places; and the third occurred at 11:53 am, 10 km from Gbawe.