Difference between Richter and Mercalli Scales?


The difference between the Mercalli scale and the Richter scale is that Richter scale is used to measure the degree of an earthquake, while Mercalli scale is used to measure the earthquake's strength. The degree of an earthquake is based on a scale of 1 to 10. The strength is measured by a scale of 1 to 7.
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the Richter scale measures the amount of energy released in am earthquake. The mercalli scale measures the effects of an earthquake.
The Intensity Scale differs from the Richter
Hi, here a simple answer just letting you know that the Mercalli scale refers to the amount of damages the earthquake causes, the Richter scale is used to value the power and strength
The magnitude of most earthquakes is measured on the Richter scale, invented by Charles F. Richter in 1934. The Richter magnitude is calculated from the amplitude of the largest seismic
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