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Richter scale


6 on the Richter Scale and was felt as far away as Kabul and Delhi.
Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  the scale used to measure the intensity of earthquakes
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Earthquakes below 6.0 on the Richter scale are unlikely to do serious damage where there are good building codes; though such earthquakes can result in a catastrophic loss of life when unreinforced masonry buildings collapse.

6.0 to 7.0 is a destructive earthquake that is likely to do significant damage

7.0 to 8.0 is a major earthquake that will do major damage. (There are about 10 of these each year.)

8.0 and above is a great earthquake.  (Typically there is only one of these each 5 to 10 years.)

The Richter scale is logarithmic with each point representing a 10-fold increase in the highest amplitude recorded on the seismogram and about a 32-fold increase in energy released.
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  • 6 on the Richter Scale and was felt as far away as Kabul and Delhi.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 5 on the Richter scale would be a/an: Tornado Hurricane Earthquake Tsunami.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • The finale of this baby was going to be a thousand on the Richter scale.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Richter scale [8] , seismic [6] , seismology [8] , San Andreas Fault [9]
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