answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

I. Instrumental: Not felt by many people unless in favourable conditions.

II. Feeble: Felt only by a few people at best, especially on the upper floors of buildings. Delicately suspended objects may swing.

III. Slight: Felt quite noticeably by people indoors, especially on the upper floors of buildings. Many do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibration similar to the passing of a truck. Duration estimated.

IV. Moderate: Felt indoors by many people, outdoors by few people during the day. At night, some awakened. Dishes, windows, doors disturbed; walls make cracking sound. Sensation like heavy truck striking building. Standing motor cars rock noticeably. Dishes and windows rattle alarmingly.

V. Rather Strong: Felt outside by most, may not be felt by some outside in non-favourable conditions. Dishes and windows may break and large bells will ring. Vibrations like large train passing close to house.

VI. Strong: Felt by all; many frightened and run outdoors, walk unsteadily. Windows, dishes, glassware broken; books fall off shelves; some heavy furniture moved or overturned; a few instances of fallen plaster. Damage slight.

VII. Very Strong: Difficult to stand; furniture broken; damage negligible in building of good design and construction; slight to moderate in well-built ordinary structures; considerable damage in poorly built or badly designed structures; some chimneys broken. Noticed by people driving motor cars.

VIII. Destructive: Damage slight in specially designed structures; considerable in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage great in poorly built structures. Fall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Heavy furniture moved.

IX. Ruinous: General panic; damage considerable in specially designed structures, well designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Buildings shifted off foundations.

X. Disastrous: Some well built wooden structures destroyed; most masonry and frame structures destroyed with foundation. Rails bent.

XI. Very Disastrous: Few, if any masonry structures remain standing. Bridges destroyed. Rails bent greatly.

XII. Catastrophic: Total damage - Almost everything is destroyed. Lines of sight and level distorted. Objects thrown into the air. The ground moves in waves or ripples. Large amounts of rock may move position.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-11-26 18:19:24
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Earthquakes

20 cards

How often do meteorites hit Earth

The adjustments of materials that follow a major earthquake often generate smaller earthquakes called

Most earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of which kind of energy stored in rock subjected to great forces

What does an earthquake's magnitude measure

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.54
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
52 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Symptoms of earthquake on mercalli scale?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What was the mercalli scale on the Great Chilean Earthquake?

The mercalli scale of the Great Chilean earthquake was XI.


What is a Mercalli intensity scale?

Mercalli is a scale for the measurement of earthquake intensities.


What was the mercalli scale for the Kobe earthquake?

The Richter scale pf the Kobe earthquake is 7.2, and it corresponds to 11 on the Mercalli scale, as it measures the destruction of the earthquake.


What is the 1960 Chilean Earthquake Mercalli Scale Rating?

The intensity of the 1960 Chile Earthquake on the Mercalli Scale was XI


What is the difference between the mercalli scale and the Richter scale?

the Richter scale measures the amount of energy released in am earthquake. The mercalli scale measures the effects of an earthquake


What is the highest rating on the Mercalli scale and what are the symptoms of an earthquake of this magnitude?

Maby you should find the answer on anothr website.


How does the mercalli scale measure earthquakes?

The Mercalli scale measures the intensity of an earthquake. It measures the effects of an earthquake, and is distinct from the moment magnitude usually reported for an earthquake.


Measuring an earthquake?

you have to use the ritcher scale or mercalli scale


What is the scale that measures the intensity of an Earthquake?

The Modified Mercalli Scale


What is the scale that tells us how strong an earthquake is?

a mercalli scale


What is a intensity scale?

Mercalli is a scale for the measurement of earthquake intensities.


What was the modified mercalli scale reading in the Peru earthquake 2007?

the modified mercalli scale was VII-VIII

People also asked