Who Said Malaysia Got No Earthquake

Since the formation of Malaysia, we have said that Malaysia is one of the safest place in the world where there are no natural disasters like earthquake or hurricane or typhoon. We do however suffer from floods, droughts and landslides. Today, at 2:40pm, the earth shook in Sabah; experts say its a tremor measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale. To me, that’s a freaking earthquake.

News on The Star online said:

KOTA KINABALU: Scores of people in hotels and other multi-storey buildings rushed out to the streets after a strong tremor struck the southeastern Sabah town of Tawau at about 2.40pm on Sunday.

The tremor shook the buildings, causing window panes to rattle as the occupants ran out.

A Sabah Meteorological Services Department official said the tremor measured 4.3 on the Richter scale with its epicentre about 71km northwest of Tawau town, in the Kalabakan area.

That epicenter is right smack on our land. This is not like an earthquake happening in the Philippines and it’s tremors felt in Malaysia. This is earth shaking below our very legs.

Ladies and gentlemen, Malaysia got earthquake.

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  1. zewt said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 12:02 am

    what is written in the books is no longer accurate, the world has changed… the earth has changed.

  2. Meehoon said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 12:58 am

    Oh my god, that must be scary, especially with the recent China earthquake.

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