Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why but instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10,000 miles away—but bizarrely, most people didn’t even feel them.
Wednesday night, June 24, 2020 just before 11:00 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled and hit parts of Accra and around the world.
The seismic waves, a magnitude of 4.0 with a 10.0-kilometre depth at 10: 53 pm and occurred at 6 km from Gbawe, a town in the Greater Accra Region of southeastern Ghana near the capital Accra. The shake sandwiched between Africa and the southwestern tip of Oceania. The waves which buzzed across Accra, rang sensors in Japan, New Zealand, South Sandwich Islands, Ecuador, Myanmar-India Border Region, Mexico, USA and 60 other territories across the globe.
They traversed vast oceans, humming across Bandar Abbas in Iran, Yigo Village in Guam, Panguna in Papua New Guinea, and even Lone Pine in Califonia nearly 10,000 miles away.
These waves didn’t just zip by; they rang for more than 5 minutes and that left residents in the West African country, Ghana, in fear and panic as most people abandoned their homes for safety.
On June 24, 2020, the world recorded 67 earthquakes. NetbuzzAfrica.com monitored, below are the recorded numbers worldwide ranging from the top 10 largest earthquakes to the lowest.
About Earthquakes and Tremor
An earth tremor is an involuntary quivering movement that occurs after the main shock of an earthquake—vibrations caused by rocks breaking under stress against an underground surface refers to as a fault plane.
An earthquake, on the other hand, will feel like a gentle bump followed several seconds later by a stronger rolling shaking that may feel like a sharp shaking for a little while.
Generally, an earth tremor takes only seconds— typically about 10-30 seconds and will however feel like a small sharp jolt followed by a few stronger sharp shakes that pass quickly.
The size or magnitude of earthquakes is determined by measuring the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded on a seismograph and the distance of the seismograph from the earthquake.