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The Richter Scale and marine fossils

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1.How does the plate tectonics theory help explain the existence of fossilizes marine life in rocks atop the Ural Mountains?(Include a description of the specific process(es).

2. How were earthquakes intensities measured before the advent of the Richter Scale? What were the problems with that scale and how is the Richter scale far Superior?

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There are actually many cases of marine fossils on top of high mountains. So what this question is getting at is how mountains could once have been ocean beds. If we think of the landmasses of earth as moving on tectonic plates, we can see how this could happen. When the landmasses of plates meet at a convergent zone they ...

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Tectonic theory and marine fossils; earthquake intensity measurement before the development of the Richter Scale.