Java Earthquake

Java Earthquake - Michael Bustin 9/23/09 Indonesian...

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Michael Bustin 9/23/09 Indonesian Earthquake On Thursday September 3 rd , 2009 there was an earthquake that struck the Indonesian Java Islands and Bali. The earthquake has killed at least 57 people, but this is not a definite figure because of the difficulty of calculating all the deaths from people in isolated villages scattered across the islands. The earthquake was recorded a 7.0 on the Richter scale. The Richter scale was created by Charles F. Richter in 1935, and he was of the California Institute of Technology. He calculated how to do the Richter scale by comparing earthquakes using mathematical devices to rate their intensity. As the each whole number goes up on the Richter scale then the next whole number is 31 times more intense in magnitude then the preceding whole number before it. The earthquake which occurred of the coast of Sumatra was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded using the Richer Scale, at an astounding 9.0.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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