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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale occurred in Southeast of  Honshu, Japan at 07.58 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicenter was 734km Southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, and  3717km Northeast of Sandakan, Sabah.

The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, at 7.23 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicenter was 225km southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, and 828km southwest of Pontian, Johor.

The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Komandorskiye Ostrova Region, Russia at 7.05pm today.

The Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicentre was 672km northeast of Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy, Russia and 7,013km northeast of Kudat, Sabah

The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Ritcher Scale, struck northern Sumatera today, 248km southwest of Sabak Bernam in Selangor, said the Meteorological Department.

It said in a statement that the quake occurred at 9.24 am.

The department said tremors were felt in some areas in Selangor. However, there was no tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Bismarck Sea, 235 km southwest of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, at 7.54 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, here said the location of the quake was 3,474 km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

The statement said there was no tsunami threat. – BERNAMA

Moderate Earthquake Hits Northern Molucca Sea

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on Ritcher scale occurred in Northern Molucca Sea at 11.30am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, here said the epicentre of the quake was 145km southwest of Talaud island, Indonesia and 860km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

It said the quake did not pose any tsunami threat. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A mild earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred in Ranau, Sabah at 1.10am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre of the quake was 320 kilometres northwest of Tarakan, Indonesia and 11 kilometres west of Ranau.

Tremors were felt in western Sabah, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 8.08am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre of the quake was 22 kilometres south of Surigao City, Philippines and 921 kilometres northeast of Kinabatangan, Sabah.

The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the south of Fiji Islands at 5.53am today.

The Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre was 227km southwest of Nadi, Fiji and 6,842km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

It said the earthquake did not pose any tsunami threat.

In another statement, the department said a moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar-India border region at 2.49am today.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 1,951km northwest Padang Besar, Perlis and did not pose any tsunami threat. – BERNAMA

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Australia and parts of Indonesia Wednesday with residents in Darwin reporting widespread shaking, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The tremor struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

”TV nearly rattled off the cabinet, two storey house was swaying around,” said Rosie McCurrach on broadcaster ABC’s Darwin Facebook page.

Another poster said: “Mitchell Centre felt like it was going to tumble over,” while Gaylene Whenmouth noted: “On 7th floor in the city. Rocking and rolling!“

The undersea quake hit about 278 kilometres (172 miles) east-northeast of Dili in East Timor at a depth of 158 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

Australia’s Northern Territory News said the quake was widely felt across Darwin and surrounding areas.

”We’re on the third floor and it gave us a shake,” said Darwin-based Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Chris Kent, who said the quake lasted several minutes.

Indonesia’s disaster agency said residents in the southwest of the Moluccas island chain also felt the quake but there were no reports as yet of damage or casualties