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    Logarithms : Earthquakes and the Richter Scale

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    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.

    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. (Chicago Illinois)
    Give the measurement of the earthquake.
    Explain what this measurement means.

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    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 = ...

    Solution Summary

    Logarithmic functions, earthquakes and the Richter scale are investigated.