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Mudslides at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu have seen boulders as big as fars flowing down the river and cut off road access between Mesilau and Kundasang. ― Picture courtesy of Fire and Rescue Services DepartmentMudslides at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu have seen boulders as big as fars flowing down the river and cut off road access between Mesilau and Kundasang. ― Picture courtesy of Fire and Rescue Services DepartmentKOTA KINABALU, June 23 — Another tremor was felt in Sabah at 5.33pm today, making it the 89th aftershock since the deadliest earthquake in the country on June 5.

According to state Meteorological Department director Abdul Malek Tussin, the latest was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake, occurring some 19km northwest of Ranau, Sabah.

Mild tremors were felt as far away as Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Kota Belud and Kundasang.

Sabah, particularly the Kundasang and Ranau regions, has been rocked by aftershocks — the biggest being 5.1 magnitude — since a 5.9-magnitude quake hit Sabah on June 5, killing 18 climbers on Mount Kinabalu.

Damage from the aftershocks so far include rockfall, mudslides, landslides and cracks to buildings including schools in the area.

Villagers at the foothills of mount Kinabalu have been traumatised by the quake and its subsequent aftershocks, many claiming they are not able to sleep at night for fear of another quake.

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