Earth tremor hits Kpando

No lives were lost in the Earth tremor that occurred in Kpando Monday morning

Residents of Kpando in the Volta region continue to talk about an earth tremor that hit various communities in the area Monday Morning.

Although no life has been lost due to the natural occurrence, the tremor destroyed a wall near the Alavanyo station in the Kpando market.

“The Maame Komfo’s wall that collapsed could have led to the death of many if the tremor had occurred on a market day as many people usually sit behind the wall” a resident said.

“I was in the room when I head the noise and then the house shook. It was like the passing of a very heavy vehicle” another resident recounted to’s Bernard Buachi.

Many say they only got to know about what actually happened when friends and relatives began calling in to check on them.

The occurrence was also discussed extensively on various media platforms in and around Kpando.

This is the first time this has happened in the area as far as the residents could remember.

An earth tremor is an earthquake of low or moderate intensity. During earth tremors, the surface of the Earth shakes as a  result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities.

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