Saturday, 13 June 2015

Another Earthquake In Sabah

It has nothing to do with public nudity, folks.

This time, it measured 5.1 on the Richter scale, and was reported to have hit Ranau in Sabah early today.

We really shouldn't be surprised though.

Back in 2012, the Dewan Rakyat was told that Malaysia is susceptible to earthquakes, with Sabah and Sabah at risk of moderate quakes and peninsular Malaysia, mild quakes.

In 2013, the Metereological department gave us the heads-up again:

Located at the peripheral of the ring of fire and beside two neighbours, Indonesia and the Philippines, which have seen violent episodes of seismological activities in the past few years, the chances of being jolted by at least one moderate earthquake cannot be ruled out.

So far, Malaysia has only encountered strong vibrations and aftershocks after its neighbours were hit by strong earthquakes.

In 2012, the Meteorological Department had detected eight earthquakes in the eastern part of the country, in Sabah and Sarawak (between 2 and 4.5 on the Richter scale).

Six earthquakes had occurred in Sabah (Tambunan, Kota Marudu, Kudat, Beluran, Kunak and Keningau) and two earthquakes had occurred in Belaga, Sarawak.

However, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale in Lahat Datu in Sabah in 1976 is believed to be the strongest earthquake so far.

And then on June 5, 2015, we had a fairly sizeable earthquake that killed 18.

Perhaps, it wouldn't be ludicrous to expect more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Definitely the spirits were angry! Please do not try to blind ordinary BN people with science. That nudity also causes trouble for beloved PM. He might even share a cell with Anwar if all the lies and rumours about him are true. But like most BN people, I believe he is innocent!