BREAKING NEWS! Earthquake Hits Ghana (Read Details)

3 months ago

Shaking of a moderate quake was felt in most parts of Accra on late Wednesday evening.

According to the United States Geological Survey the quake reached magnitude 4.0 which makes it one of the strongest earthquake in Ghana in years. The epicenter was located in the western part of the city.

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Due to the vulnerability of many buildings in Accra area, earthquake-report.com does not exclude minor damage. Two minor aftershocks were felt by residents a few minutes after the mainshock.

Accra belongs to the most seismically active region in Western Africa. Multiple strong quakes (some above magnitude 6) have hit today’s capital in the past. Therefore more strong destructive earthquakes can be expected in the future.

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However, it is impossible to say when the next strong earthquake will occur. Today’s earthquake does not tell anything about coming quakes, although more small aftershocks are likely in the next days.

Following ShakeMaps shows there the earthquake was felt with which intensity. While the magnitude of an earthquake is constant, the intensity (which tells you how strong an earthquake can be felt and if damage is possible or not) varies depending on distance, geological parameters and other factors.

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