Results for: Richter-magnitude-scale

How many times stronger is a 3.0 magnitude earthquake compared to a 2.0 magnitude on the Richter scale?

The Richter scales grows by powers of 10, so an increase of 1 point means the strength of an earth quake is 10 times greater than the level before it; for example, and earthqu (MORE)

What is the highest magnitude of the Richter scale?

The Richter Scale is open ended. There is no top limit. The highest recorded value so far was 9.5 for an earthquake in Chile in 1960. In prehistoric times, it is calculate (MORE)

What is the meaning of Richter magnitude scale?

The Richter magnitude scale allows us to compare estimates of the energy released by an earthquake. An earthquake sends out compression waves from its epicentre. The more inte (MORE)

What is the difference between Richter scale and moment magnitude scale?

the moment magnitude scale is used to measure earthquake magnitude-taking into account the size of the fault rupture, the rocks stiffness,and the amount of the movement of the (MORE)

What was the Haitian earthquake of January 2010 rated on the Richter scale and Moment magnitude scale?

The Richter or local magnitude scale of the Haitian earthquake has been reported as 7.2. and the Moment magnitude as 7.0 (according to the U.S. Geological Survey, National Ear (MORE)

What is the answer to 20c plus 5 equals 5c plus 65?

20c + 5 = 5c + 65 Divide through by 5: 4c + 1 = c + 13 Subtract c from both sides: 3c + 1 = 13 Subtract 1 from both sides: 3c = 12 Divide both sides by 3: c = 4
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What is the difference between the Mercalli scale the Richter scale and the magnitude scale?

 Mercalli - measures the effects of an earthquake, the  amount of damage done at a location  Richter - measures the amplitude of the earthquake waves  passing a location (MORE)