1976 Sabah earthquake

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1976 Sabah earthquake
1976 Sabah earthquake is located in Malaysia
1976 Sabah earthquake
UTC time 1976-07-26 02:56:38
ISC event 711657
Local date 26 July 1976 (1976-07-26)
Local time 10:56 MST (UTC+08:00)[1]
Magnitude 6.2 (Mw)[1]
Depth 15 km (9.3 mi)[1]
Epicenter 4°57′22″N 118°18′29″E / 4.956°N 118.308°E / 4.956; 118.308Coordinates: 4°57′22″N 118°18′29″E / 4.956°N 118.308°E / 4.956; 118.308[1]
Type Normal
Areas affected Tawau Division & Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)[2]

The 1976 Sabah earthquake occurred at 10:56 am on 26 July near Lahad Datu in the eastern portion of Sabah, Malaysia.[1] The moment magnitude was 6.2, making it the largest earthquake in Malaysia recorded by seismic instruments. While slightly larger than the 2015 Sabah earthquake (Mw 6.0), the 1976 event caused less extensive damage.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "USGS Event Summary". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K

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