IJESD 2017 Vol.8(2): 153-158 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.2.938

Satellite Application for Felt Earthquake Events in Sabah, Malaysia

A. Sali, D. Zainal, N. H. Tauhid Ahmad, and M. F. Omar

Abstract—The recent earthquake in Ranau, Sabah on 5 June 2015, which killed 18 people,has opened up the reality of impending earthquakes in Malaysia since the country had never experience any major earthquake before. To monitor the earthquake events, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has the system implemented a real-time and remote earthquake monitoring all over Malaysia since 2004. The system helps in extracting the data for development of a possible Earthquake Warning System (EWS). From data obtained from the system, this paper analyses relation between felt earthquake events and seismic parameters such as intensity, distance to epicentre, foundation and elevation of seismic stations. The events under study occurred in Sabah, Malaysia, from 2004 to 2014. In particular, displacement (D), accelerated velocity (V) and acceleration (A) from 2004 to 2014 are analysed and discussed. The feasibility of modelling two outstanding felt earthquake events is assessed using Gaussian distribution with reasonable RMSE values.

Index Terms—Earthquake warning system, Sabah, Malaysia.

A. Sali is with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia (e-mail: aduwati@upm.edu.my).
D. Zainal, N. H. Tauhid, and M. F. Omar are with National Space Agency, Malaysia (ANGKASA), Malaysia (e-mail: dasimah@angkasa.gov.my, noorhidayah@angkasa.gov.my, farid@angkasa.gov.my).


Cite: A. Sali, D. Zainal, N. H. Tauhid Ahmad, and M. F. Omar, "Satellite Application for Felt Earthquake Events in Sabah, Malaysia," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 153-158, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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