Rahul Sharma

1976 Sabah earthquake

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Origin time  10:56 MST (UTC+08:00)
Depth  15 km (9.3 mi)
Magnitude  6.2 (Mw)
Type  Normal
1976 Sabah earthquake
Date  26 July 1976 (1976-07-26)
Areas affected  Tawau Division & Sandakan Division, Sabah, East Malaysia

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.

References

1976 Sabah earthquake Wikipedia


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