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katlin95
A scientist goes to a site that has been devastated by an earthquake. By observing around the epicenter of the quake, the scientist finds that very severe movement of the earth occurred. An earthquake like this one had not hit the area in approximately 300 years. Using the details described above, what was the likely magnitude of this earthquake on the Richter Scale? A. 1-2 B. 3-4 C. 5-6 D. 7-8
would you happen to know this one @trevorivanich ?
If the earthquake devastated the area and one like it hadn't occurred in over 300 years - what is your best guess? The Richter Scale is based on what is most likely to occur with each seismic rating. Look for the Richter Scale either online or in your book. :)