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Quiz on Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity Quiz

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1. What unit is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes on the Richter scale?

2. Which earthquake scale assesses the effects of an earthquake, including damage to buildings and other structures?

3. What is the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensity?

4. Which scale can measure earthquakes of very large magnitudes?

5. What does a seismograph record during an earthquake?

6. What causes the majority of earthquake-related deaths?

7. What type of waves are first to reach a seismograph during an earthquake?

8. What factor does the Richter scale take into account when measuring the magnitude of an earthquake?

9. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake releases approximately how much more energy than a 5.0 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale?

10. Which of the following best describes the intensity of an earthquake as measured on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale?