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Moderate Earthquake Hits Mariana Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale, occurred at 9.01 am today, in the Mariana Islands, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 1,987km southeast of Yokosuka, Japan and 3,321km northeast of Kinabatangan, Sabah.

No tsunami threat was reported, it added. – BERNAMA

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