Two Small Earthquakes Hit Sabah In One Day

Tremors were felt all the way at Sandakan.

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Two Small Earthquakes Hit Sabah In One Day
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It was an unusual day for Sabah residents when they were struck by two earthquakes in one day.

But thankfully, they did no cause any major damages.

The New Straits Times reports that a small earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale, hit Kunak at around 5.30pm on Sunday.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement cited by the daily that the weak quake happened 35 kilometres northeast of the small town.

Tremors were reportedly felt at Ranau and Sandakan, the Met Department said, adding that the situation is currently under control and they will continue to monitor the situation.

Earlier that day, a weak earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale shook Ranau at around 1.10am.

According to the report, the epicenter of the quake was located 11km west of Ranau. 

The tremors were reportedly felt in Western Sabah.

Fortunately, the small earthquakes were nothing compared to the deadly earthquake that shook Sabah back in 2015.

Registering at 6.0 on the Richter scale, eighteen people were reportedly killed on Mount Kinabalu in what was deemed the strongest earthquake to hit Malaysia since 1976.

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