Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude

Scales that Represent Earthquake Magnitude

Scientists use different scales to indicate the intensity and magnitude of an earthquake including the Mercalli, Richter and moment magnitude.

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What scales are used to measure earthquakes and how do they work?
STANDARDS:
RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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