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418 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by falconwing

Could someone explain in layman`s terms how the Richter scale works?

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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/8/02 - 10:20:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
It is a logarthmic scale where each point up is ten times as powerful as the previous point. Therefore a 6 is 10 times as powerful as a five and a 7 is 100 times as powerful as a five.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/8/02 - 10:23:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
lets say that in a normal scale with each number an equal amount largre than the last Richter scale(RS) 1 = 1, RS 2 = 10, RS 3 = 1000, RS 4 = 1000, etc
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 6/8/02 - 6:26:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
it measures the seriousness of an earthquake, the waves rather
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/21/02 - 5:44:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
shake make line
18 yrs ago - Wednesday 11/13/02 - 11:21:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with ya'll

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