Earthquake in the Kota Belud area, Borneo, Malaysia - March 8, 2018

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Update 15:06 UTC: Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 15:05 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station near Telipok

Update 14:59 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-03-08 21:06:13

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-03-08 13:06:13

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Ranau, Malaysia Mar 08 13:06 5.2 10 MAP
  • Penampang - Me n my mother in the living room and I thought I'm having bad headace and I ask my mother she said she also thought she having bad headace.. Then I heard my neighbors sreaming n run outside frm their apartment, then only I realise what happen...
  • KOTA KINABALU - 6-7 sec . Since I live at apartment , i still remember the shack very clear. But, since we also experiance the earthquake in 2015. Every are reacting more quick than before. They know what and where they should do and go. Just be careful!! #sabahan !
  • Kota Kinabalu - I am living in 3rd floor apartment and felt the shake for about 10 seconds
  • kota kinabalu - au 15eme étage du peak vista condominium, assise dans mon canapé, j'ai ressenti un léger tremblement dans le mur, juste quelques secondes, aucun dégâts
  • GEOFON Borneo Mar 08 13:06 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • kota kinabalu - Moderate shaking
  • Kampung Sugud - IT wasn\'t that strong to damage anything, but to me, it was a bit scary. It lasted for about 20 seconds or more with the shaking coming and going each second.
  • Sabah - Very weak shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - Very weak shaking
  • kota kinabalu - Light shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo - Not strong but felt like it lasted a long time.
  • Ranau - Strong shaking
  • kolej sri angkasa ums - I was at 6th floor when the chair i sit still suddenly moving up down and a bit side to side.. i thought someone runs furiously along corridor only to realise a magnitude this strong to shake my whole room was really a possible earthquake occurence
  • Kota Kinabalu - Weak shaking
  • Ujana Kingfisher - I was lying down on the floor and I felt the ground shaking for a few seconds.
  • Sabah - Very weak shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - Light shaking
  • Kundasang - Weak shaking
  • Sabah - Around 3-5 seconds
  • Ranau - kinda felt like 3 seconds it reminded me about the earthquake we had in 2015 but much weaker but still made my heart pound. A marble fell from a shelf in my room and there's no damage done to any of my property including my house thankfully. Overall, its an interesting but nerve-wracking experience.
  • Kota Kinabalu - Was lying on my bed when my bed started shaking. I thought someone came into my room, but the water bottle on my study table was also shaking. It got stronger for a bit before it stopped. I lived in a apartment.
  • Kota Kinabalu - 10th floor. I was lying down. Floor wobbled. Windows wobbled. Shaking lasted for 15-30secs.
  • Damai, Kota Kinabalu - Light shaking
  • Inobong - Nordin bah ni... jatuh my beer
  • Tuaran - Moderate shaking
  • Kota kinabalu - Light shaking
  • Imago shopping mall - I feel the gegaran time i dalam imago shopping mall. Just a few second .
  • Kota Kinabalu Sabah - Just a few seconds
  • Kota Kinabalu - Light shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - was eating dinner when my chair was swaying side to side
  • Kepayan - dui..baru sya duduk mau makan trus kerusi bergegar.. lari keluar rumah.. bila masuk balik makan suda sijuk..alarrrr
  • sabah - Moderate shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - 10 secs. No damage
  • Kota Kinabalu - Nothing damaged, could feel the building moving a bit while laying on my bed. Nothing to worry about though
  • Kota Kinabalu - Very weak shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - Moderate shaking
  • Kundasang - Shaking and loud sounds of tremors
  • Kota Kinabalu - At approximately 21:12 we felt shaking for around 1 - 2 seconds.
  • Kota kinabalu - Felt like ard 10 to 15 seconds ... doors and windows was shaking .. felt ot first when the chair i was sitting on felt unstable. Surprisingly at the same time parents did not felt the shake only heard the doors shake
  • Kota Kinabalu - 5 to 10 seconds
  • Kundasang - Around 4 seconds, not too intense but we clearly felt it. No damages.
  • Kota Kinabalu - Less than 10s. No damage seen
  • Sabah,Kota Kinabalu - No property damage but strong shaking and I realized that my chair was wobbling and my windows and my cup fell down. Please be aware that the earthquake or gempa bumi might come back in 1-2 hours!!! It is 10:09 PM for me now! Be safe!
  • Kota kinabalu - Strong shaking
  • 1borneo - Live in the 13th floor of 1borneo. I felt a week shaking to light shaking as it progress but it only lasted for a few seconds
  • Kota Kinabalu - No damages or injuries, but light shakings were felt, and some neighbors run onto the streets.
  • Tenompok, Sabah, Malaisie - Everything shaked quite strongly for at least 3 secs. No big dammages, only kitchen plates fall and broke.
  • Kota kinabalu - I was lying on the floor when i feel the shaking which lasted for around 3secs. No damages found at my apartment.
  • Penampang Sabah - I was sitting down on the edge of my bed when suddenly i felt the floor shaking followed by creeking sounds on the house roofing. At the same time could hear the dogs hounding & barking.
  • Kota kinabalu - Less than a min. It\'s was gradual
  • tuaran - Moderate shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - Moderate shaking
  • Tuaran - I was watching movie on my couch when suddenly felt my bed shaking heavily and there was a small cracked on the wall
  • Kota Kinabalu - I was in the basement of 1borneo, tried to get up from my chair but swayed and nearly fell. It lasted no longer than 30 seconds
  • inanam - I was watching bts run ep. 42 when the earthquake shake us here..
  • Kota Kinabalu - About 15 seconds, on 10th floor of condo. Items fell off shelves. No damage.
  • Kota kinabalu - Moderate shaking
  • Penampang - It was a few minutes past 9pm, i was laying on my bed when i felt the bed shook. As i quickly got up, that was when i heard the windows rattle. It happened about a few seconds. No damage to property. I live on 1st floor apartment.
  • Kota Kinabalu - I was resting and felt a sudden wave of shaking that lasted 2-3 seconds. It was so weak and brief that nobody noticed it in the house. So far, there\'s no damage anywhere.
  • Ranau - Strong shaking
  • Kota Kinabalu - I was in my room at home and felt the sudden shaking for a few seconds. Fortunately, there was no property damage.
  • Kota kinabalu - My room is at level 3 at kolej angkasa ums. While i was sitting on my chair playing pc game, i felt like somebody shake my chair from behind, only to find that there is no one else in the room. The shaking was pretty strong. Almost felt like my chair is vigorously moved sideways.
  • Kota Kinabalu - Lasted approx. 10 seconds, light stands were shaking and tables were jiggling, slight swaying from upper floors, but no damage. Felt tremors and mild head discomfort.
  • Kota Belud - I was in my brother room and I\'m going to fill up the upu and suddenly my house shaking and I speedily ran out of the room and hear my mother screaming upstairs telling my father to wake up my lil brother . It\'s was very nerve wrecking moment 😢 thank God no property damaged. The shaking lasted 3/4 sec I think
  • Kota Kinabalu - 15-20 seconds. 6th floor Shangrila Complex. No damage.




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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) ?
    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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