What Type of Scale Do We Use to Measure Earthquakes?

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Earthquakes are measured using an instrument called a Richter scale. The Richter was invented by Charles Richter and it measures the magnitude and intensity of an earth quake. The magnitude is the measure of the amount of energy released by the earthquake while the intensity is measured by the extent of damage caused by the earthquake.
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