KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today ordered all government agencies to take the necessary action following another earthquake, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, reported to have hit Ranau in Sabah early today.
“I received news of an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale which hit Ranau, Sabah, this morning.
“The relevant government agencies and assets must be mobilised to take all needed action,” he said in his latest postings on his Facebook and Twitter sites today.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement today, said a moderate quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was reported to have struck in Ranau, Sabah, at 2.29 am.
The epicentre of the quake was about 25 kilometres southeast of Kota Belud, Sabah and it caused tremors in Ranau, Kudat, Beluran, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Keningau and Kinabatangan.
On June 5, 18 people, including foreigners, comprising 14 climbers and four mountain guides, were killed on Mount Kinabalu when an earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, hit Ranau, Sabah. – Bernama