Name the scale on which the destructive energy of an earthquake is measured. An earthquake measures 3 on this scale. Would it be recorded by a seismograph? Is it likely to cause much damage?

To do:

1. We have to name the scale on which the destructive energy of an earthquake is measured.
2. We have to explain whether the earthquake measured 3 on this scale would be recorded by a seismograph or not.
3. Also, we have to check whether this reading of earthquake is likely to cause much damage.

Solution:

Let us know the name of the scale that is used for measuring the destructive energy of an earthquake and check whether the earthquake of magnitude 3 is recorded or not on a seismograph and the damage caused by it.

Richter Scale:

Richter Scale is used to measure the destructive energy of an earthquake.

Earthquakes of magnitude 3 on the scale:

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3 will be recorded by a seismograph because this scale has readings from 1 to 10.

Damage caused by an earthquake:

The magnitude of the earthquake is 3 on the Richter scale. It can't cause much damage as this value is below 5. Earthquakes of magnitude higher than 5 are considered destructive in nature.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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