What is the Richter scale?



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    The Richter scale measures the intensity of earthquakes on a scale of 1 to 10, based on “seismograph oscillations.” Put simply, the bigger the shake, the higher the rating on the scale.

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    The Richter scale measures the amount of Seismic energy released by an Earthquake. The scale assigns a number from 1-8 (least magnitude to greatest magnitude) to each earthquake. To read a detailed description of the Richter scale and how seismic energy is quantified, click here:


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