en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale

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
researching ... How much bigger is **a magnitude** 8.7 **earthquake than a**
**magnitude** 5.8 **earthquake**? An explanation of the **magnitude** of an **earthquake**
versus the strength, or **energy release**, of an **earthquake**... ... **times** stronger (
**energy release**).

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

**A magnitude** 8.7 **earthquake** is 794 **times** BIGGER on a seismogram **than a** ... (10
**8.7)/(10**5.8) = (5.01*10**8)/(6.31*10****5**) = .794*10**3 = 794 OR ... it is really
the **energy** or strength that knocks down buildings, this is really the **more** ...
Therefore, using the shortcut shown earlier **for** the amplitude calculation, the
**energy** is,

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

The time, location, and **magnitude** of an **earthquake** can be determined from the
... corresponds to the **release** of about 31 **times more energy than** the amount ...
**For** all other **earthquakes**, the moment **magnitude** scale is a more accurate ... of
**earthquakes** of any distance and of focal depths ranging between **0** and 700 km.

www.sms-tsunami-warning.com/pages/richter-scale

Large-**magnitude earthquakes** that occur beneath the oceans may not even be ...
10 times greater **than** in a level **5 earthquake**, and the amplitude increases 100
times ... corresponds to the **release** of about 31 **times more energy than** the
amount ... called the moment **magnitude** scale MMS has been devised **for** more
precise ...

www.answers.com/Q/A_magnitude_5.0_earthquake_releases_about_times_more_energy_than_a_4.0_magnitude_earthquake

**A magnitude 5.0 earthquake releases about times more energy than** a **4.0** ... How
much more **energy** is released by **a magnitude 5.0 earthquake than** in a **4.0** ...

www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/03/comparing-earthquakes-explained

Mar 15, 2011 **...** Get **more** great content like this delivered right to you! ... An **earthquake** of
**magnitude 5** shakes 10 **times** as violently as an **earthquake** ... another is **4**, **than**
the difference in **magnitudes** is 2, so the stronger **earthquake** ... Another common
approach is to talk about the relative amounts of **energy** they **release**.

socratic.org/questions/approximately-how-much-more-energy-is-released-in-a-magnitude-7-earthquake-compa

Sep 20, 2017 **...** Answer: The Richter Scale used **for earthquake magnitude** is a logarithmic scale.
... From **5** to 6 is one step change, or 10 **times** as much.

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-magnitude-of-earthquakes_us_59c65823e4b08d66155042cd

Sep 23, 2017 **...** **For** example, a 7.0 **magnitude earthquake releases** 1,000 **times more energy**
**than** a **5.0** one. (An excellent article in the Los Angeles Times on ...