Tsunami early warning system did not detect movement of seabed

Borneo Post, 26 Dec 2013

KOTA KINABALU: The tsunami early warning system did not detect any movement of the seabed of Kampung Tambisan Tungku, Lahad Datu, where thousands of fish beached Tuesday.

Sabah Meteorological Department director Abdul Malik Tussin said despite the phenomena, the early warning system in the area did not detect any earthquake or tsunami threat.

“The incident is rare. It happened over a short time and not due to any movement of the seabed that cause earthquake or tsunami,” he said when contacted by Bernama, here Wednesday.

Abdul Malik said the Meteorological Department was monitoring the movement of the seabed which was in a state of calm.

Weather conditions in Sabah was forecasted to be good except in some areas, particularly Beaufort, which was flooded due to overflowing of Sungai Padas in Tenom. – Bernama

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