Sabah quake: Weaker 4.5 quake hits Ranau

The Star, 6 June 2015

PETALING JAYA: A second earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 occurred near Ranau district in Sabah Saturday afternoon.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the “weak earthquake” occurred 25km northwest of Ranau at 1.45pm.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake will see noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises. It generally causes none to minimal damage.

Tremors were felt in Ranau, Tambunan, Pedalaman, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud in Sabah.

On Friday, a “moderate” 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit 16km northwest of Ranau at 7.15am.

According to the latest report, 11 climbers on Mount Kinabalu were killed, and eight more are still missing. Rescue operations are ongoing.

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