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5.1 Richter Scale Earthquake Hits Sabah Again

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was reported in Ranau, Sabah, at 2.29 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement today, said the epicentre of the quake was about 25 kilometres southeast of Kota Belud, Sabah.

The quake caused tremors in Ranau, Kudat, Beluran, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Keningau and Kinabatangan, it said.

The department is monitoring the situation.

In SABAH, Ranau district police chief DSP Farhan Abdullah, when contacted by Bernama, said police had not received any report on damage or injury caused by the latest earthquake.

Meanwhile, Sabah Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Mohd Affendy K Ramin said 14 telephone calls were received fom the public on the earthquake.

However, there has yet to be any report on damage or injury, he added. – Bernama

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