A mild earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale occurred around Tawau and Kunak, Sabah tonight.

The Meteorological Department said in a statement that the quake occurred at 8.55pm, located at latitude 4.7 north and longitude 117.3 east, about 101km north-west of Tawau town, Sabah.

The statement said a mild tremor was felt around the area and the department would continue to monitor the situation.