Some parts of Ghana, namely Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Region have experienced earth tremors recorded at a magnitude of 4.0.
Some residents in these areas reported on social media that they felt the earth shaking at about 10:40 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020, and it occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes.
Areas which were hit by the earth tremor as monitored by Kasatintin.com include Osu, Kaneshie, Ablekuma Manhean, Achimota, Adenta, Circle and Kokomlemle.
Other areas which felt the movement were Accra New Town, Nungua, Teshie, Legon, Koforidua, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, and McCarthy Hill.
In places such as Adabraka and Nima, there were reports of people running out of their homes to seek refuge in open spaces.
One social media user said ‘I was busily having an affa!r with my girlfriend when all of a sudden I felt the building was shaking. I jumped out of her and she followed me outside. We are both nak*d and standing outside right now’.
We can only imagine the number of s*xual activities which were brought to an abrupt end by the Wednesday night earth tremor.
On a more serious note, Ghana is considered as an earthquake-prone country.
The country was hit by earth tremor in 2018 and 2019.
Ghana has also recorded two major earthquakes. Records show that an earthquake in 1636 caused havoc in several parts of Axim. Another one also happened in Accra in 1862.
What you must do during earth tremors or earthquakes
National Geographic website gives some tips on the actions you must take during an earth tremor or earthquake:
Remember these three actions (drop, cover, and hold) to protect yourself as quickly as possible.
Drop: Get down on your hands and knees to protect yourself from being knocked over. This puts you in an ideal position to crawl for shelter.
Cover: Place an arm and hand over your head and neck to shield them from debris.
Possibly, head for any nearby tables to shelter under until the shaking stops. If a table isn’t in sight, sidle up to one of your home’s interior walls away from tall objects and furniture that might topple.
Hold: Don’t move. Stay put until the shaking stops. If you’re under a shelter like a table, keep hold of it with one hand.
If you’re out in the open, continue to shield your head and neck with your arms.
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Editor’s Note: Article written with extra materials from National Geographic Website, MyJoyonline.com and Citinewsroom.com