Malaysia quake traps 160 climbers on Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu, which stands at 4,095-metre (13,435 feet), is popular with climbers
Rescue operations are under way to reach tourists trapped on one of South East Asia's highest mountains after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.
Around 160 are stranded on Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island, according to the state's tourism minister Masidi Manjun.
Mr Masidi said on Twitter that the track was impassable and helicopters could not land due to bad weather.
He added that some were injured and tremors had caused boulders to fall.
All climbing activity on the mountain has been suspended
Mt Kinabalu, which stands at 4,095-metre (13,435 feet), is a popular destination for climbers from around the world.
[size=36] A mag 6.0 - 12km WNW of Ranau, Malaysia is the first major quake of June [/size]
It is however the first major quake of this month and the 59th of this year.
Large quakes can be expected in the coming day's especially in the southern hemisphere due to a large coronal hole on the sun facing earth.
[size=36] 19 MAJOR QUAKES IN MAY 2015[/size]
The month of May 2015 delivered us 19 major quakes, or quakes of magnitude 6 or higher.
The biggest was the mag 7.8 in Chichi Shima Japan.
19 major quakes is the most in one month this year and the highest total for May since 2012.
The 19 major quakes in May bring the year total to 58 so far.
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