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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, in the form of cracks on several buildings and ground cracks.
|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)|
- "USGS Event Summary". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS) (1972), Significant Earthquake Database (Data Set), National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
- "Gempa bumi kuat diramal landa Sabah lagi" [A strong earthquake is predicted to hit Sabah again]. bharian.com.my (in Malay). 23 August 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2022.