Hundreds of Ghanaians last Saturday experienced earth tremors in the nation’s capital causing many to wonder if their buildings were set to collapse on them. Thankfully, the tremors lasted only for a few seconds and abated.
In its wake, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the National Security and the Interior Ministry to prepare a national earthquake emergency plan that will help minimise the impact of any possible earthquake in the country.
Residents at Ablekuma, Kisseiman, Westland, Laterbiokorshie, Legon, North Kansehie, Old Kasoa Barrier, New Bortianor, Awoshie, lapaz, Weija, McCarthy Hill, Gbawe, Sowutuom, Abelemkpe, Tabora and Achimota all felt the movements with some sharing their fear and confusion on various social media platforms.
While earthquakes occur suddenly and violently, without warning, the earth tremor this time around measured 3.6 on the Richter scale.
Prior to the last tremor, there had been earlier ones recorded on March 24, 2018, which measured 3.4; December 9, 2018-measuring 3.3, and January 13, 2019-measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale.
The Geological Survey Department (GSD) has also warned of an imminent earthquake along the fault lines especially areas in the Greater Accra Region.
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com