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The Richter **magnitude** scale assigns a **magnitude** number to quantify the size of
an **earthquake** ... As **energy release** is generally proportional to the shaking
amplitude raised to the ^{3}⁄**2** ... Richter established a **magnitude 0** event to be an
**earthquake** that would .... scale gives somewhat different values **than** the other
scales.

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

USGS **Earthquake** Hazards Program, responsible **for** monitoring, reporting, and
... How much bigger is a **magnitude** 8.7 **earthquake than** a **magnitude** 5.8 ... of the
**magnitude** of an **earthquake** versus the strength, or **energy release**, of an ... The
difference between these **two magnitudes** is. ... **times** stronger (**energy release**).

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USGS **Earthquake** Hazards Program, responsible **for** monitoring, reporting, and
researching ... **Magnitude** and Intensity measure different characteristics of
**earthquakes**. **Magnitude** measures the **energy released** at the source of the
**earthquake**. ... **II**. Felt **only** by a few persons at rest, especially on upper floors of
buildings. III.

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**Earthquakes** with **magnitude** of about **2.0** or less are usually called ... shocks
annually - are strong enough to be recorded by sensitive seismographs all **over**
the world. ... scale corresponds to the **release** of about 31 **times more energy than**
the amount ... **for** which ML and Mblg are the **only magnitudes** that can be
measured.

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In other words, a **two** is 10 **times more** intense **than** a one and a three is 100
times ... That is, the wave amplitude in a level 6 **earthquake** is 10 times greater
**than** in a ... it is correct to say that **for** each increase in 1 in the Richter **magnitude**
there is a ... **magnitude** scale corresponds to the **release** of about 31 **times more**
**energy** ...

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A **magnitude**-**4.0 earthquake releases just over times more energy than** a **2.0**
**magnitude earthquake**? 1,000. Edit. Share to: ...

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**magnitude** 8 **releases** 1,000 **times more energy than** a **magnitude** 6, but it
**releases** that **energy over** a larger area and **for** a longer time, Jones said. ....
Intensity **2**: Weak — Felt **only** by a few persons at rest, especially on upper floors
of ...

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When an **earthquake** happens, the main quantity of interest is its **magnitude**. ...
about the Richter scale is that **for most earthquakes** of interest, the **magnitudes**
end up ... **Seismic** moment (M**0**) is simply the product of the average amount of
slip that ... **energy released** by an **earthquake** because you have to integrate **over**
**time** ...

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Mar 15, 2011 **...** How can one compare the **magnitude**-9.0 **earthquake** in Japan with the ... **two**
sorts of figures when comparing **earthquakes**: **magnitude** and **energy**. ... **4**, **than**
the difference in **magnitudes** is **2**, so the stronger **earthquake** shakes 10^**2** ... is
10^2.7, or **just over** 500 **times** as big—a figure you've probably seen.