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It isn't. A magnitude 8.0 is a very high intensity earthquake.

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How a magnitude-8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low-intensity earthquake?

A magnitude of 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low intensity by descriptions of damage to buildings and terrain. The intensity is often greatest near the earthquakes epicenter.


What is intensity 6?

it is low...the lower the number the worse the earthquake.


Why might an earth quake have more than one intensity value?

Yes. The Mercalli intensity scale measures the effect of the earthquake on people and structures, and the intensity value will differ depending on how far you are from the epicenter. For instance, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake may be damaging (intensity VII) around the epicenter, but 300 miles away it may be barely felt (intensity II). The mercalli scale measures the intensity of an earthquake, where the Richter scale measures the magnitude. Also you have to consider where the earthquake occurred. you can have a 9.0 quake in the middle of the Australian outback but there is hardly anybody there so you would have a low mercalli scale reading. If you had that same quake in San Francisco then you are going to have a seriously high number on the mercalli scale


Can you feel a 3.0 earthquake?

typically humans do not feel earthquakes than are 3.0 or lover in magnititude so i would say yes but it would be very faint. I live in christchurch, we only feel 4.5's or over cause were used to them! But yes 3.0 you would feel if your not used to them!


If the region in which you live has not experienced an earthquake in 200 years your earthquake hazard is low?

True, but be mindful of risk.

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How a magnitude earthquake could be classified as a low-intensity earthquake?

A magnitude of 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low intensity by descriptions of damage to buildings and terrain. The intensity is often greatest near the earthquakes epicenter.


How a magnitude-8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low-intensity earthquake?

A magnitude of 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low intensity by descriptions of damage to buildings and terrain. The intensity is often greatest near the earthquakes epicenter.


How a magnitude of 8.0 earthquake can be classified as a low- intensity earthquake?

a magnitude-8.0 earthquake can be classified as a low intensity earthquake because depending on where it occured, is realllyyy depends on how many people felt it and how bad it affected them by damaging things


Explain how a magnitude - 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low-intensity earthquake?

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Explain how a magnitude 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low intensity earthquake?

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How a magnitude -8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low-intensity earthquake?

if its really deepcan any one find a better answer


How a magnitude 8.0 earthquake could be classified as a low- intensity earthquake?

if its really deepcan any one find a better answer


Is a 7.0 earthquake medium earthquake?

A low earthquake is 1-3 magnitude, a medium earthquake is 4-6 magnitude and a high earthquake is 7+ magnitude.No. A 7.0 magnitude quake would be considered a "major" quake.Here is the scale of earthquake magnitude classes:ClassMagnitudeGreat8 or moreMajor7 - 7.9Strong6 - 6.9Moderate5 - 5.9Light4 - 4.9Minor3 -3.9


What is an small earthquake intensity?

Earthquake intensity is measured using the Modified Mercalli Scale. That is basically a 'subjective' scale (as opposed to the Richter scale, which measures magnitude), because intensity is measured by the impact is is reported to have on people and their property, as reported by them. So a big earthquake like 8 on the Richter scale can have a low intensity if it happens in an area where few people live. A small earthquake can be high-intensity if it happens in a crowded area with many ramshackle houses.


Can an earthquake with a low magnitude cause a tsunami?

No


What is intensity 6?

it is low...the lower the number the worse the earthquake.


What term means the measure of energy released by an earthquake?

The measure of energy released by an earthquake depends on its magnitude. If its a high magnitude earthquake, there is a lot of energy. If there is a low magnitude, then there is little energy.