Moderate earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hits Ranau

March 8, 2018 @ 10:23PM
By MOHD IZHAM UNNIP ABDULLAH

KOTA KINABALU: A 5.2 magnitude Richter earthquake hit Ranau tonight, less than three years after the 2015 fatal earthquake there.

Tremors could be felt in several districts especially in the west coast, including the state capital, Tuaran, Papar, and Kota Belud. Locals in Keningau and Lahad Datu also reported feeling tremors.

Malaysian Meteorology Department confirmed the moderate quake, about 16 kilometres west of Ranau at 9.06pm.

The last impactful quake in this State was on June 5, 2015, where 5.9 magnitude was recorded at the same district.

The public exits from residential buildings, in Kota Belud when a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has taken place in Ranau. (courtesy of Reader)
A 5.2 magnitude Richter earthquake hit Ranau tonight, less than three years after the 2015 fatal earthquake there. (courtesy of Reader)
Climbers gathered at Laban Rata during a 5.2 magnitude earthquake took place in Ranau. (courtesy of Reader)