Malaysia earthquake list

Last update: April 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Malaysia

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Label info
: M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Malaysia time = UTC +8
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 25 02:08 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 23 09:33 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ranau, Malaysia Jun 23 09:32 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 23 02:54 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 12 18:29 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ranau, Malaysia Jun 12 18:29 5.3 11 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ranau, Malaysia Jun 06 05:45 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 06 05:45 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 05 15:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 05 13:12 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Jun 04 23:15 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Sabah - was still sleeping this morning, my bed shaking and myself fall down from my bed .......
  • Keningau - i can see the clothes hanging moved and i also felt my body swinging when standing
  • kota kinabalu - thought I was dreaming but thanks God everything fine
  • Kota Kinabalu - The whole room is shaking.
  • Kota Kinabalu - No damage to property, light shaking in our room on the first floor at 6:45 am.
  • kota Belud Tamu Darat - treble feeling
  • Kota Kinabalu - no damages to property
  • Kota Marudu - Houses are shaking and felt like it moves to the left and right. No damage reported
  • Kota Kinabalu - Om 0715uur, het huis begon te schudden. Best eng en spannend. Gelukkig geen schade en het duurde een seconde of 5.
  • Setapak, Selangor - When i was having breakfast with my brother, we sensed a very mild shaking of the table(just for 0.5 second) and my brother asked me was it me that pushed the table. That time was 7:22, i answered, maybe earthquake happens somewhere. And i was right after i read the news in the afternoon
  • Sabah - The earthquake happening while I was changing my clothes. It continues at least 5 seconds. I was scared for this earthquake and hope this incident don't happen again.
  • Kota Marudu - All my family still sleeping that time, they thought they dreaming and so am I, I thought I was feeling dizzy.No damage reported.
  • Kota Kinabalu - Woke up feeling my bed shook really hard. Oh my God. First time experiencing this kind of thing. Luckily everyone here in UMS is fine. Still feeling some aftershocks now and then. Hoping for the best for the climbers at Gunung Kinabalu.
  • membakut - i was asleep when it happened. the first tremor woke me up, as i was standing up from bed, i feel the second shake. i run as fast as i can to the downstairs of the house and the outside. the tremor is more intense if you are on the first floor and above.
  • USGS Ranau, Malaysia Jun 04 23:15 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Oct 24 05:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kudat, Malaysia Oct 24 05:40 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Sep 05 01:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Feb 01 11:35 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ranau, Malaysia Feb 01 11:35 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sabah, Malaysia Mar 17 18:21 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sabah, Malaysia May 28 16:44 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Kunak,Sabah - Very weak shaking reported
  • James Daniell CATDAT Malaysia Jul 26 07:00 6.2 33 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Indonesia, Malaysia Sep 09 08:00 7.2 10 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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