Kuala Lumpur – A weak earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale, occurred 16km northwest of Ranau, Sabah, making it the fourth tremor to hit the state within a period of four hours from 7.35am Sunday.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s statement, the quake today occurred at 11.35am.
The department had earlier released reports, stating the first earthquake took place at 7.35am, measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale and located 25km southeast of Kota Belud.
The second movement was detected 90km northwest of Labuan with a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale at 8.40am.
The third tremor was recorded at 9.16am, one kilometre north of Ranau with a magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter scale. – BERNAMA