How many times stronger is a 6.0 earthquake than a 5.0 earthquake?
#12595. Asked by Dreamer61dpl. (Jun 27 01 2:19 PM)
The Ricter scale is not linear, it is a factor scale. A 6.0 earthquake is 32 times as powerful as a 5.0. Scientists speculate that we will never see an earthquake greater than 9.0, because they calculate that at that level the mantle of the earth's crust will shatter, and there won't be much land left afterwards.
Thu Jun 28 16:34:34 CDT 2001 (Edited content - McG)
Mar 26 03, 11:05 AM
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