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The Richter magnitude scale (also Richter scale) assigns a magnitude number to
quantify the energy released by an earthquake. ... Richter established a
magnitude 0 event to be an earthquake that wou...

earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/how_much_bigger.php

May 9, 2016 ... A magnitude 8.7 earthquake is 794 times BIGGER on a seismogram ... knocks
down buildings, this is really the more important comparison. ... magnitude 5.8 to
equal the energy released by one magnitude 8.7 event. ... Therefore, using the
shortcut shown eartlier for the amplitude calculation, the energy is,.

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The Richter scale doesn't measure quake damage (see: Mercalli Scale) which ...
times greater than in a level 5 earthquake, and the amplitude increases 100
times ... while it is correct to say that for each increase in 1 in the Richter
magnitude ... the magnitude scale corresponds to the release of about 31 times
more energy .....

www.okgeosurvey1.gov/magnitude_e.html

Magnitude is a measure of the amount of energy released during an earthquake.
... 5 and about 1000 times more energy than an earthquake of magnitude 4.

peer.berkeley.edu/education/files/follow_up_activities/EarthquakePowerSoln.pdf

Use the Richter scale to compare the size and magnitude of earthquakes. ... 5.0–
5.9 moderate. 6200. 4.0–4.9 light. 49,000. 3.0–3.9 minor. *Earthquakes
measuring less than 3.0 are not included because approximately 9000 occur ... 5.
How much more energy did the 1920 earthquake release compared with the
second.

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Magnitude (M) is the measure of the energy released by the earthquake, ... would
have 10 times the amplitude, and release 32 times the energy of a M8.0
earthquake. ... Alaska has more earthquakes than all of the other states
combined. ... The following table lists the number of earthquakes of M3.5 or
greater from 1974 to ...

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Mar 9, 2015 ... Magnitude 3.9 = 1 grain of sand; Magnitude 4 = 3 grains; Magnitude ... A
magnitude 9.0 earthquake doesn't release nine times as much energy as a
magnitude 1.0 ... 11,099,511,600,000 times as much energy as a magnitude 1.0.
... More From Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon ...

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However, earthquake magnitude has no physical units, nor a meaningful 0. ...
Further refinements for more modern construction were published in 1931 by the
American ... An earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking
amplitude ... to an energy release of 31.6 times greater than one that measures
4.0.

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In this video lesson, you will learn about earthquake magnitude and how it is
measured. ... 0:49 Measuring Ground Shaking; 2:51 The Moment Magnitude
Scale; 4:01 .... times more energy for the first step and then 32 times more energy
than that ... explosive while a magnitude 5 releases energy equivalent to
1,800,000 kg, ...

www.geology.cwu.edu/facstaff/charlier/courses/g101/ppt/Lecture26_earthquake2.ppt

2) Earthquake Intensity and magnitude ... A measure of the energy released in an
earthquake ... Magnitude 6 released 32 times more energy than a M5 or ...
Richter Magnitude How many kilograms of TNT would have this much energy? 0
0.6. 1.0 20 ... Thus, LA needs 1000 M6's to equal an M8 (LA has a M6 every ~5
years).