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MOUNT KINABALU QUAKE: 5.2 AFTERSHOCK HITS RANAU


KOTA KINABALU, Sabah, Malaysia - Four tourists were sentenced to three days jail and fined RM5,000 (£1,300) by the Sessions court in Sabah after they admitted to stripping on Mount Kinabalu on 30 May. 
The jail sentence runs from the day of their arrest on 9 June. They were released on 12 June.
Immediately after their released, another strong aftershock measuring measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit mt Kinabalu in Ranau. Sabah at 2.29am.
The tremors rattled residents in Kota Kinabalu where some people in highrise buildings ran out of their home, fearing for their safety.
"I felt tremors in my house at 2.29am. I thought a really big cat was running across the roof," said a Kota Kinabalu resident.
The effect of the latest tremors in Ranau could not be immediately ascertained.
A Ranau resident said his family moved outdoor after tremors and were waiting to see what happened next.
So far there is no reports on causality, yet.
On June 5, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake left 18 people dead in Mount Kinabalu in Ranau.

Source: Agency
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