The Richter scale is a standard scale that is used to indicate the magnitude of an earthquake. It is essentially a logarithmic scale meaning that it measures in the scale measure factors of 10. For instance, an earthquake that measures four on the Richter scale is 10 times larger than an earthquake measuring three on the same scale.

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The Richter Scale measures the total amount of energy that is released by an earthquake. The higher the number is the worse the earthquake was.

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