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USGS: Magnitude 6.0 quake hits Malaysia, no tsunami warning issued

USGS: Quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, with its epicentre located 19 kilometres from the town of Ranau and 54 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu in the district of Sabah.

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Updated: June 5, 2015 10:15:25 am
Malaysia Earthquake, Earthquake Malaysia, Malaysia, Borneo eathquake, earthquake borneo, earthquake in sabah, sabah earthquake, malaysia earthquakes, Malaysia News, World News The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was located 19 kilometres from the town of Ranau (Source: USGS)

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the district of Sabah on Malaysia’s Borneo island early on Friday, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, with its epicentre located 19 kilometres from the town of Ranau and 54 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu in the district of Sabah.

Malaysia does experience earthquakes but is outside the Ring of Fire, a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean that includes neighbours Indonesia and the Philippines.

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