A Weak Earthquake Hits Kudat, Sabah


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A weak earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred near Kudat, Sabah at 8:46p.m. yesterday, 21st October 2012. The press statement released by the Malaysian Meteorological Department says that the epicenter of the Earthquake is located at latitude 6.7° North and longitude 116.8° East, 22km South of Kudat and tremors were felt in areas of Kudat.

Click here for the press statement released by the Malaysian Meteorological Department

The last time Malaysia was hit by an earthquake was on the Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:44:14 AM, also in Sabah at latitude 4.78 North and longitude 118.32 East, about 75 km Northeast of Tawau with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale according to US Geological Survery.