According to a news release from the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), this morning there was a 2.8 magnitude earth tremor that affected areas of the capital city of Accra.
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The 9.49 am tremor was “somewhat felt in High Street, Ridge and other portions of Accra Central,” according to the Authority.
The GGSA Acting Director-General, Isaac Kuuwan Mwinbelle, stated in the announcement that the epicentre was 1.5 kilometers offshore, close to James Town in the Greater Accra Region.
“The reported magnitude is a good indicator of the tremor’s size. It is not anticipated that the modest earth tremor will result in any harm, he continued.
Such events are “impossible to foresee,” according to the Authority, because they are natural phenomena.
The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) asked the public to maintain calm and go about “their daily routines,” indicating that there is no need for concern.
To protect public safety and reduce danger, “The Authority is committed to regularly monitoring these incidents and providing the public with pertinent information.
“The Authority is currently engaged in education and sensitization of the public on awareness and response during earth earthquakes,” it stated.
Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake with significant aftershocks happened on February 6 in southern Turkey near the Syrian border, news regarding earth tremors has gained attention.
Due to building collapses, the area lost more than 50,000 people.
Following the destruction, Turkey’s building regulations and construction methods have come under criticism.