5.16: Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12 Estimated3 minsto complete % Progress Practice Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated3 minsto complete % Estimated3 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English logarithmic scale Scale in which each unit is an exponential increase over the previous unit. Mercalli intensity scale Scale that describes earthquake intensity. moment magnitude scale Favored method of measuring earthquake magnitudes; measures the total energy released by an earthquake. Richter magnitude scale Scale that measures the magnitude of an earthquake's largest jolt of energy. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Covers the scales scientists use to measure the size and intensity of earthquakes. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude Difficulty Level: Basic Authors: Dana Desonie, Ph.D. Tags: logarithmic scale Mercalli scale moment magnitude scale (2 more) Richter scale SCI.ESC.367.L.2 Subjects: science Earth Science Concept Nodes: SCI.ESC.367 (Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude) Grades: 6 , 7 Date Created: Jan 04, 2013 Last Modified: Aug 29, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.