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Earth Tremor hits parts of Accra

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has revealed that an earth tremor has hit some parts of the Greater Accra Region.


According to GGSA, the earth tremor which occurred at 9:49am on March 10 had a magnitude of 2.8 on the Ritcher scale.


In a release signed by the Acting Director-General, Ghana Geological Survey Authority, Isaac Kuuwan Mwinbelle, he said "The epicenter is located 1.5km offshore near Jamestown in 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"


The release also revealed that the tremor was slightly felt in High Street, Ridge and some other parts of Accra Central.


"These are natural occurrences and therefore difficult to predict. The Authority is committed to continuously monitoring these events and informing the public appropriately to ensure public safety and miniseries risk"


Below is a copy of the relea


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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