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Posted by **Janet** on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3:17pm.

I know that a tenfold increase in wave amplitude equals an increase of 1 on the scale so 1 to 2 = 10times

so does that mean that 2 to 3 would be 10 more times?

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**SraJMcGin**, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 4:21pmHere are some helpful sites:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=InB&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=how+much+more+energy+is+released+in+a+5.0+magnitude+earthquake+than+a+4.0+one&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Sra

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