Sabah quake: Second weaker 4.5 quake hits Ranau

A mosque in Ranau damaged by the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck Sabah on June 5, 2015. -- PHOTO: THE STAR 
A mosque in Ranau damaged by the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck Sabah on June 5, 2015. -- PHOTO: THE STAR 

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A second earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 occurred near Ranau district in Sabah on Saturday afternoon.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the "weak earthquake" occurred 25km north-west of Ranau at 1.45pm.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake will see noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises. It generally causes nil to minimal damage.

Tremors were felt in Ranau, Tambunan, Pedalaman, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu and Kota Belud in Sabah.

On Friday, a "moderate" 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit 16km north-west of Ranau at 7.15am.

According to the latest report, 11 climbers on Mount Kinabalu were killed, and eight more are still missing. Rescue operations are ongoing.