# 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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