—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.
—Earthquake warning system, Sabah, Malaysia.
A. Sali is with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia (e-mail:
D. Zainal, N. H. Tauhid, and M. F. Omar are with National Space Agency,
Malaysia (ANGKASA), Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.