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Tsunami Geography, New Bacteria, Quake Stats

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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There are various ways of determining magnitude and they all actually indicate different things about an earthquake. The USGS has determined that the Moment Magnitude method is the most applicable method for the greatest number of earthquakes. It's the best way to compare apples to apples.
www.usgs.gov...

While it may seem to some that using this scale "downgrades" earthquake magnitudes, it isn't at all true. In some cases it shows lower magnitudes than other methods, in some cases it shows greater.
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:01 PM
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Science the never ending debate,
For every paper there is another paper, for every scale there is another scale, for every action there is a equal and opposite reaction. My head is spinning thanks.



Good example

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