Another Magnitude 4.0 of Earth tremor hits some parts of Ghana’s capital Accra

Earth tremor hits some parts of Ghana's capital Accra
Earth tremor hits some parts of Ghana’s capital Accra

TODAY: Ghana’s capital, Accra experiences moderate earth tremor of magnitude 4.0 on Monday morning.

A moderate earth tremor was felt in most parts of Accra Monday morning (December 12, 2022).

The epicenter was located in the western part of Accra, 10 km from Gbawe.

The phenomenon which took place at 11:53 am local time (December 12, 2022), occurred three times in the space of five hours.

The first was experienced at 6:53 am, also in the western part of Accra, the second around 10am at same places and the third occurred 11:53am, 10 km from Gbawe.

According to the Android Earthquake Alerts System, the seismic movement reached magnitude 4.0 which makes it one of the strongest earthquake in Ghana.
When Graphic Online contacted the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GSSA) for official information on the tremor, it was explained that a team of experts have been dispatched to the epicenter to collect information.

The Director of the GGSA, Isaac Nwinbelle told Graphic Online’s Timothy Ngnenbe that the team of experts have been deployed to Weija, to the earth quake monitoring station located at Weija to collect data on the latest tremor.

Weija has experienced perennial earth tremors.

Some parts of Accra including the Graphic Road enclave also experienced the tremor.
In the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra, where a lot of trading activities occur especially, around the Bank of Ghana area, some people were seen attempting to move away from buildings into safety, according to some eyewitnesses.


When was the last earthquake in Ghana?
Earthquake data

Date Time (GMT) Epicentre
January 2006 Accra
26 September 2007 15:00 385.2 kilometres from Takoradi
9 December 2018 7:50 Weija and Gbawe
13 January 2019 Accra


Date Magnitude Epicentre
1906 Ho (Much damage was recorded)
22 June 1939 6.6 Accra (This earthquake killed 17 to 22 people.)
9 December 2018 2.6 Weija and Gbawe
24 June 2020 4.0 Accra (The earthquake was felt in Gbawe, McCarthy Hill, Kaneshie, Tesano, Dansoman, Dunkanaa, Lapaz, Achimota, Santa Maria, Adenta, Weija, Madina, Kwabenya, East Legon, Nsawam, Koforidua, Swedru and Dodowa)


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