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# Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

## Scientists use seismometers to measure earthquake magnitude.

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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude

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Covers the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.
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## Measuring Earthquake Magnitude Quiz - MS ES

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Reviews the instruments scientists use to measure earthquake magnitude.
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## Tsunami or No Tsunami

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Large subduction zone earthquakes are likely to cause dangerous tsunami.
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## The Magnitude of Magnitude

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Earthquake magnitude is measured on a logarithmic scale so each whole number releases 33 times more energy than the number below it.
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