Earthquake Impact


If an earthquake is 1 point higher on the Richter Scale than another earthquake which is actually 10 times stronger, how much stronger would an earthquake be if it was just half a point higher on the Richter scale?

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    3.162 times.

    Richter scale is exponential.  Since 1 point corresponds to 10, half a point (0.5) should be Sqrt(10) ≈ 31.162 times.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 4th November 2022.
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