A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, occured in the vicinity of the Fiji Region at 7.54 tonight.

According to a statement from the Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the earthquake was 348km from East Suva, Fiji and 7,400km South-east of Kunak, Sabah.

Nevertheless, there is no tsunami threat to Malaysia.

Meanwhile, thunderstorms and heavy rain with strong winds are expected over Sarawak (Limbang, Miri, Bintulu, Kapit, Mukah, Sibu, Sarikei and Betong Divisions) until early Tuesday morning.