Earthquake jolts Mersing

New Straits Times 30 Mar 12;

KUALA LUMPUR: An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale jolted Mersing, Johor, at 9.43pm yesterday. A Malaysia Meteorological Department spokesman said it was the first time a tremor was recorded in Mersing, but it was so weak that nobody felt it.

"The epicentre was located 16km east of Mersing at sea. We called the authorities, including the police, and they confirmed that there was no property damage or loss of lives." Many earthquakes recorded in Malaysia happened near Sabah and they were categorised as weak tremors.