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Jim Cole




The Richter Scale

Developed in 1935 by Charles F Richter.
Logarithmic scale that shows magnitude of earthquake:
o An earthquake of magnitude 2.0 is ten times bigger than one of magnitude 1.0, and
one of magnitude 3.0 is 100 times bigger than one of magnitude 1.0.
Each earthquake…

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The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Developed from Rossi-Forel scale by Giuseppe Mercalli between 1884 and 1906.
Rates an earthquake with a roman numeral based on the surface effects and damage caused
by the earthquake.
Areas around the epicentre may be differently rated, based on the surface effect in…

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