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Earthquake Magnitude Scales
Describes the scales scientists use to indicate the intensity and magnitude of an earthquake including the Mercalli, Richter, and moment magnitude.
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We’ve all heard earthquakes described in terms of their magnitude number. But what does this scale really mean? This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.
SCI.ESC.319 (Earthquake Magnitude Scales - Earth Science)
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