Najib: Government ready to assist following Thursday's quake

KOTA KINABALU: The Government is ready to provide any assistance needed following the earthquake near Ranau on Thursday (March 8), said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

In a tweet on Friday (March 9), Najib said that he hoped that all people in the affected areas were taking the necessary precautions to stay safe.

He added that he has been informed that there were no casualties following the earthquake that occurred at 9.07pm.

The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of about 5km at a spot 16km north of the mountain between Ranau and Kota Marudu.

This prompted the evacuation of 239 people from Mount Kinabalu, including 130 climbers.

The tremors were felt on the western face of the Mount Kinabalu from Kota Belud, Tamparuli, Kiulu and the city here, while residents in areas like Penampang and Papar also reported feeling the tremors.

Firemen said that there was no damage reported while various agencies are carrying out checks on buildings in Ranau and Kundasang.

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