# Magnitudes of Earthquakes

How accurate is this statement?

An earthquake with a magnitude 8 releases a million times more energy than an earthquake with a magnitude of 4. I need this explained in mathematical terms let M1 and M2 be the two given magnitudes.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:43 am ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/earth-sciences/natural-hazards/magnitudes-earthquakes-515318

#### Solution Preview

E = (10^M)^(1.5)

Let M1 and M2 be the magnitudes and E1 and E2 be the ...

#### Solution Summary

Magnitudes of earthquakes are examined.

$2.19