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Measuring Earthquakes | Measuring Earthquake

Measuring Earthquakes The power (magnitude) of an earthquake is measured on the Richter scale, using an instrument called a seismometer.The Richter scale is numbered 0-10 with 10 being the most powerful. The Richter scale is logarithmic – an earthquake measuring 7 is 10 times more powerful than one measuring 6 and 100 times more powerful… Read More »

Bhuj Earthquake India

Bhuj Earthquake India Earthquake:  Gujarat, India 7.9 on the Richter scale. 8.46 AM January 26th 20,800 dead Earthquake: 8:46am on January 26, 2001 Epicenter: Near Bhuj in Gujarat, India Magnitude: 7.9 on the Richter Scale Geologic Setting Indian Plate Sub ducting beneath Eurasian Plate Continental Drift§ Convergent Boundary Specifics of 2001 Quake Compression Stress between… Read More »