Chapter - 5 Some Natural Phenomena

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Some Natural Phenomena

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Name the scale on which the destructive energy of an earthquake is measured. An earthquake measures 3 on this scale. Would it be recorded by a seismograph? Is it likely to cause much damage?

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The destructive energy of an earthquake is measured on a scale called the Richter scale. The power of an earthquake is measured in terms of magnitude on the scale. An earthquake that measures 3 on this scale would be recorded by a seismograph as it can read values ranging from 1 to 10. An earthquake of this intensity is not likely to cause any damage.


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