Parts of Accra were shaken by a fleeting earth tremor Wednesday night which threw residents into fear and panic.
According to the 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.
It was felt three times in the space of 10 minutes and shook buildings, creating panic among residents.
Many residents reported on social media that they felt the earth shaking on Wednesday night, June 24, 2020.
Some of the areas the tremor was felt in Ghana as monitored by Graphic Online on social media included Gbawe, McCarthy Hill, Kaneshie, Tesano, Dansoman, Dunkanaa, Lapaz, Achimota, Santa Maria, Adenta, Weija, Madina, Kwabenya, East Legon, Nsawam, Koforidua, Swedru, Dodowa, Tema among others.
In Adabraka and Nima, there were reports of people running out of their homes to seek refuge in open spaces.
The Ghanaian Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has warned that the series of tremor occurrences in parts of the Greater Accra Region over the years is signal of a looming earthquake of greater magnitude in the future.
On March 24, 2018, a similar earth tremor that measured 4.0 on the Richter scale was recorded in Accra.
On December 9, 2018, another one was experienced in Accra.
Ghana is said to have a major earthquake fault line stretching from the McCarthy Hill area in Accra westwards towards the Central Region and eastwards towards the Akuapim Ridge all the way to the Volta Region.
Since 1615 and 1939 when Ghana experienced its severest earthquake with a magnitude of over 6.0 on the Richter scale, there have been reported yearly occurrences of fleeting earth tremors.
According to the GGSA, signs picked up after earth tremors hit parts of Accra on March 24, 2018, showed that the fault lines were active, which meant that an earthquake could occur at any time.
The town of Kasoa in the Central Region and Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region have shared the most spoils in occurrence.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians have made light of the situation tweeting that the earthquake happened as a result of the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission building in Ghana.
This is also coming hours after the House of Representative said that Nigeria would react to the action of the Ghanaians on Nigeria.