# Earthquake Impact

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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?

**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.

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