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    Applications of Logarithmic Equations : Earthquakes and the Richter Scale

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    The intentisty level of an earthquake is based on the Richter scale. Using logarithms, the Richter scale measures an earthquake relative to (as a ratio of) the weaket possible tremor.

    Research how earthquakes are measured.

    What is the formula for measuring earthquakes?
    ? Why is a 7.0 earthquake ten times stronger than a 6.0 earthquake?
    ? What does a 7.1 earthquake measurement mean?
    o Give the measurement of the earthquake.
    o Explain what this measurement means.

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