What is the Mercalli scale?


Mercalli Scale is a seismic scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake. It measures the effects of an earthquake, and is distinct from the moment magnitude usually reported for an earthquake which is the measure of the energy released.
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The Modified Mercalli Scale shows the intensity of an earthquake. The scale indicates the perceived intensity of ground shaking based on the damage caused by an earthquake to buildings
Earthquakes are measured by their intensity and magnitude. An earthquake's intensity readings are based on observed effects, for example, ground shaking and damage. An earthquake's
ABAG uses the modified Mercalli Intensity Scale to depict shaking severity in an
mercalli scale: a scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake
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Mer·cal·li scale
[mer-kah-lee, mer-; Italian mer-kahl-lee]
a measure of earthquake intensity with 12 divisions ranging from I (felt by very few) to XII (total destruction).
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The Mercalli scale is a scale that is used to measure earthquake intensities. The magnitude of these earthquakes can range on a scale from one to seven. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercalli_intensity_scale
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