The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has forewarned Accra’s inhabitants that further earth earthquakes are to be anticipated.
The GGSA claims that Accra is located in an earthquake zone and that periodic shocks of this nature are common in the area.
Following two earth tremors that struck a portion of the nation, the Principal Seismologist at the GGSA said this in an interview with Citi News.
He asserted that because Accra is located in an earthquake zone, periodic shocks of this nature are to be expected in the area.
“This is not a new thing. We have been experiencing this from time to time…even the most recent ones were in 2018, 2019 and 2020. What we have been saying all this while is that Accra and its environs is situated in the earthquake-prone zones so from time to time, we will be experiencing these minor earthquakes until such a time that a major one will occur.“
The Geological Survey Authority is still determining the magnitude of the most recent earthquake and how well the nation’s infrastructure can withstand a severe earthquake in the future, according to Opoku.
“We are not very sure how much our infrastructure will respond to a major earthquake, that is why the Ghana Earthquake Committee was set up to assess all the necessary measures that need to be done to ensure we live safely.”
On Monday, December 12, 2022, most areas of Accra felt an earth tremor.
Within five seconds at around 11:55 a.m., the phenomena occurred.
East Legon, Lapaz, Adabraka, Gbawe, McCarthy Hill, Mallam, Madina, and Kwabenya are a few of the locations that are impacted.
People in the locations where the tremor was reported have already taken to social media to share their stories.