Earthquake scare hits Ghana

Posted: January 18, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Almost the entire nation was early this morning awakened by an earthquake scare that left millions of people stranded on the streets.

Scene from an earthquake that recently hit Indonesia. Credit: WorldNews

The hoax which originated from an unknown source sent panic through the spines of Ghanaians, with majority hooked onto their radio and television sets, waiting for official announcement.
Some were also seen calling and sending sms to friends and relatives about the rumour circulating in town.
Ghanaians concern about this natural occurring disaster was as a result of recent happening in the North America region of Haiti where thousands of people have been reported missing with millions rendered homeless.
A relative as early as 2:15 am knocked on my door to inform me about what a friend has told him. Not perturbed about what has been told, I quickly came out of my room to calm nerves down as there is no scientific proof to that.
My geography teacher had told me of only one earthquake prone area in Ghana, thus, McCarthy Hill and its environs and therefore considered the news us a prank intended to bring panic among the people.
A government official was later heard on a local fm radio station to allay the fears of Ghanaians.

Related links:

Earthquake scare hits Ghana but dispelled

Ghana not prepared for earthquake – expert warns

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Comments
  1. Akua Nyamekeye says:

    Ghanaians need to go the extra mile in accepting rumours of this nature by now . The rumour mill has nothing better to offer than anxiety and pains . I remember vividly when I was then back home in Ghana and people started spreading that there is bomb scare in one of the big hotels in Accra which send shivering down the spines of customers lodging in that hotel and ever since most airlines that housed their crew members in that hotel have “disown” the said hotel . Oh Ghana till when will we stop fabricating more serious issues. I think It is time the Ghanaian Media especially the Radio stations will adopt the 7seconds delay method used in America and other developing countries to curtailed/substanciate false alarms that would be raised on their network such as this.

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