# Earthquake: Richter and Mercalli Scales

Summarize the source of the calculations for the Richter scale.

- Compare the Richter scale and Mercalli scale. In your opinion, explain which is more meaningful in the use of reporting earthquake destruction.

- Describe how math and science has made reporting earthquakes more accurate.

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1. Summarize the source of the calculations for the Richter scale.

2. Compare the Richter scale and Mercalli scale. In your opinion, explain which is more meaningful in the use of reporting earthquake destruction.

3. Describe how math and science has made reporting earthquakes more accurate.

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This solution points out some of the key concepts related to earthquake measurement, just to offer a guideline to the student. The solution is provided in 339 words.