posted by .

I am suppose to explain how the moment magnitude and Richter scales of earthquake measurement are similar and how they are different. Can you tell me if I am correct? They are alike because they always come up with the same rating for an earthquake. They are different because the Richter scale can only rate small earthquakes that happen close to it. While the moment magnitude scale can rate earthquakes near and far.

## Similar Questions

1. ### Pre-Calculus

The Richtr scale was evied y Cahrles F.Richter a American geologist. The scale is based on the equation M(x)=logx/x0(little 0), where x is the seismographic reading of the earthquake and x0 i 1 miron 0.001mm (the seismographic reading …
2. ### Algebra 2

PLEASE HELP-DUE APRIL 5TH, 2011!!!! EARTHQUAKES an earthquake rated at 3.5 on the Richter scale is felt by many people, and an earthquake rated at 4.5 may cause local damage. The Richter scale magnitude reading m is given by m = log …
3. ### math

What is the magnitude on the Richter Scale of an earthquake measuring 3.7 x 10^5 i(sub 0)?
4. ### Math

An earthquake was recorded which was 1584893 times more powerful than a reference level zero earthquake. What is the magnitude of this earthquake on the Richter scale?
5. ### Math (PreCalculus)

An earthquake was recorded which was 1584893 times more powerful than a reference level zero earthquake. What is the magnitude of this earthquake on the Richter scale?
6. ### Earth Science

11.   Which earthquake scale takes into consideration the damage caused by an earthquake?
7. ### College Algebra

This exercise deals with logarithmic scales. Earthquake A had a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale. At the same time an earthquake B with magnitude 4.8 caused only minor damage. How many times more intense was earthquake A than …
8. ### Math

Logrithmetic Problem question Last week there was an earthquake that measured as a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale. Today you hear on the radio that there was a second earthquake that was 27 times more intense than the first. …
9. ### Math

Im wondering for this question if I'm right and going toward the right direction. Last week there was an earthquake that measured as a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale. Today you hear on the radio that there was a second earthquake …
10. ### Math Exponetial Function Problem Question?

Im confused if im doing this right Last week there was an earthquake that measured as a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale. Today you hear on the radio that there was a second earthquake that was 27 times more intense than the first. …

More Similar Questions