RANAU – Slight tremors as a result of a 3.7-magnitude quake which hit Kundasang, Sabah at 9.28am today (Apr 26) were felt by not only residents in the area, but also climbers scaling Mount Kinabalu.
Mountain guide Joeythine Musin, 29, told Malay Mail that they experienced mild tremors for a few seconds during their hike down from the mountain but luckily no falling rocks came their way.
“Yes, I was descending from the summit with several climbers and we felt the tremors, but there were no falling rocks,” he said.
Meanwhile, the head of Panabalan substation at Kinabalu Park, Julaimin Kamin, told the English daily that everything at the Sayat-Sayat checkpoint and the Panabalan Complex at Mount Kinabalu was completely under control.
Villagers did not seem bothered by the quake as no distress calls were received by the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department.
“Yes, the tremors were felt here, but no emergency calls were received. Nevertheless, residents and villagers are advised to be vigilant and to always take precautionary measures for their safety,” a spokesperson said.
A statement from the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) reported that the quake extended 14km northwest of Ranau, Sabah at a depth of 10km.
Cover image via The Borneo Post and KKday Blog.