|UTC time||1976-07-26 02:56:38|
|Local date||26 July 1976|
|Local time||10:56 MST (UTC+08:00)|
|Depth||15 km (9.3 mi)|
|Areas affected||Tawau Division & Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia|
|Max. intensity||VII (Very strong)|
The 1976 Sabah earthquake occurred at 10:56 am on 26 July near Lahad Datu in the eastern portion of Sabah, Malaysia. 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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