Weak earthquake detected in Tongod, Sabah

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — A weak earthquake was detected at 35km north-east of Tongod, Sabah, at 8.25am today.

The Malaysian Meteorology Department, in a statement today, said the quake, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, could probably be felt in areas surrounding Tongod and Beluran, Sabah.

The department also said a moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, was detected in Mindanao, in the Philippines, at 49km south-west of Valencia, in the Philippines, and 752km north-east of Kinabatangan, Sabah.

The quake, detected at 4.47am today, however, did not pose a tsunami threat, it said. — Bernama

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