What Does the Earthquake 'Magnitude' Measurement Mean

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Added on Jul 12, 2012

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We've all heard earthquakes described in terms of their magnitude number. But what does this scale really mean? This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.

Credit: Nathan Becker, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, NASA / OurAmazingPlanet.com

Channels: Technology   Green & Environmental  

Tags: how  they  measure  earthquakes,  what  does  magnitude  measurement  mean,  earthquake,  NASA,  NOAA,  Nathan  Becker,  tsunami 

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