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# Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

## Scientists use seismometers to measure earthquake magnitude.

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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

Covers the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.
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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

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## Richter Scale

A video lesson on the Richter Scale, a tool for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes. Courtesy of Khan Academy.
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## A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On! Lesson Plan

Students collect data to compare the 1906 and 1989 California earthquakes, and determine the factors that influence the amount of shaking that occurs in an area due to an earthquake.
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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Quiz

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## Earth Polygraph

Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.
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## Earth Polygraph

Students will look at actual seismograph data to identify S and P waves, determine magnitude, learn about finding epicenters, and calculating wave speeds.
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## Mexico City, 1985

Describes the plate tectonics setting of the 1985 earthquake and why Mexico City was so hard hit.
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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Study Guide

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