CCTV footage captures earth tremor in Ghana finally hits online [Watch]


Parts of Accra were shaken by a fleeting earth tremor Wednesday night which threw residents into fear and panic.

According to the USGS (United States Geological Survey), it recorded a magnitude of 4.0 with a 10.0-kilometre depth at 10: 53 pm and occurred at 6 km from Gbawe in Accra.

Residents in areas such as Dansoman, Achimota Mile 7, Spintex, North Kaneshie and Kasoa among others have confirmed experiencing the natural occurrence.

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Other areas were Ashaley Botwe, Adentan, Kwashieman, Amasaman, Tema, Gbawe, Kokrobite and McCarthy Hill.

The rest were Sowutuom, East Legon, Tetegu and Mambrobi Sempe among others.

They confirmed experiencing it three times within a short time frame. The first was intense, the subsequent ones were a bit lighter.

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Some residents of Suhum-Akrabo in the Eastern region, Winneba and Awutu-Breku in the Central region also experienced it. This time four times.

In parts of Accra such as Dansoman, the lights went off for about five minutes before it came back.

Authorities in Ghana are yet to give detailed explanation of what transpired on Wednesday night.

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However, a CCTV footage has captured the moment of the earth tremor.

The video shows the quick and brief movement of the surface of the earth which shook buildings and other structures.

Catch a glimpse of the footage below :

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Earth tremor in Ghana captured on CCTV footage

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