Sabah Meteorological Department director Abdul Malik Tussin said despite the phenomena, the early warning system in the area did not detect any earthquake or tsunami threat.
“The incident is rare. It happened over a short time and not due to any movement of the seabed that cause earthquake or tsunami,” he said when contacted by Bernama, here today.
Abdul Malik said the Meteorological Department was monitoring the movement of the seabed which was in a state of calm.
Weather conditions in Sabah was forecasted to be good except in some areas, particularly Beaufort, which was flooded due to overflowing of Sungai Padas in Tenom.