Thursday July 31 2014
Science Photo of the Day #978

Science photo 978

Several earthquakes have been in the news recently. One in Los Angeles was a 5.1 on the Richter Scale, while one in Yellowstone was a 4.8. How much difference is there between a 4.8 and a 5.1?


I think it is 0.3!


How strong is a earthquake?:)

Richter Scale

Does it go up in a logrmithc manner?


A 5.3 earthquake is .3 stronger than 4.8 on the Richter scale.

A 5.1 earthquake is .3

A 5.1 earthquake is .3 stronger than a 4.8.


5.1 is 0.3 stronger than 4.8


I think a 5.1 is three times as strong as a 4.8.

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