# Richter Magnitude Scale

Also known as Richter Scale and Local Magnitude Scale (M_{L} scale), the Richter Magnitude Scale is used to measure the seismic energy released by an earthquake. In simpler terms, it measures the intensity of an earthquake.

Richter Scale Facts for Kids

Richter scale, which is used for measuring the intensity of earthquakes, was developed by Charles Richter of the California Institute of Technology, in 1935. This Buzzle article provides facts on Richter scale for kids.

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Richter Scale Formula

The magnitude of an earthquake is calculated by using the Richter scale formula, which is mentioned and explained in brief, in the following article.

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Richter Scale Explained

We generally hear the term 'Richter scale' which is related to the topic of earthquakes. Some basic parameters of this scale include its measurement factor and the formula. The following article provides a brief explanation on the...

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Richter Scale Vs. Mercalli Scale

The Richter and Mercalli scales are based on two different methods of measuring seismic activity. This article presents a comparison between the two, that will provide you with an insight into the usage of these measurement methods.

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How are Earthquakes Measured

Earthquakes are recorded with the help of an instrument known as a seismograph. This Buzzle article tells you more.

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