KOTA KINABALU: A moderate 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Ranau at local time 9:06pm on 8 March 2018. Tremors were felt in some parts of Sabah such as Kudat, Papar, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, throughout Ranau, and Kota Kinabalu city.
As a safety precaution, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has ordered the temporary suspension of Mount Kinabalu climbing activities.
130 climbers who were at Panalaban (3272m a.s.l.) on the mountain at the time of tremor, have all safely descended to Kinabau Park HQ or Kota Kinabalu city by 4:20am on 9 March. According to Sabah Parks Director, Dr Jamili Nais, everyone was safe and there were no reported incidents of damage or casualties. Checks are being conducted by Park Rangers along the summit trails.
The public will be notified once the climbing suspension is lifted.
All Amazing Borneo climbers have made it down safely from the mountain. They have been transferred down to Kota Kinabalu via Amazing Borneo emergency vehicles and accommodation in the city centre has been promptly arranged. Friends and family of these climbers can rest assured that they are in safe hands and care of our support team who are ready to assist them in their needs during the remainder of their stay in Sabah.
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