Physical Characteristics of Hazard Impacts + Scale of disasters

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  • Created on: 20-02-19 13:45

Measures of Hazards

Richter Scale-measures the energy (vibrations) released by an earthqueake in a logarithmic                        scale

Mercalli Scale-measures the damage caused by an earthquake by eye

Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS)-measures the same way as the Richter Scale, but does                                                             not cap out at magnitude 7.0

Volcanic Explosivity Induex- The volcanic explosivity index is based upon the volume of tephra produced during an eruption

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Comparison of Hazards Tsunami and Vocanic Eruption

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Hazard Profiles

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