The intensity 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 weakest possible tremor.
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What is the formula for measuring earthquakes?
Why is a 7.0 earthquake ten times stronger than a 6.0 earthquake?
Pick an earthquake in your region of the world.
Give the measurement of the earthquake.
Explain what this measurement means.
The Richter Magnitude Scale, more commonly used by the media and the public, measures the magnitude of the earthquake.
The equation for Richter Magnitude is: ML = log10A(mm) ...
In about 105 words, this solution provides a brief overview of the topic of earthquakes, discussing concepts which include the Richter Magnitude Scale and logarithms.