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How much greater is the shaking produced by a magnitude 8 earthquake than a magnitude 5 earthquake using the Richter Scale?

a. 10,000 times greater b. 100 times greater c. 3,000 times great...

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How much greater is the shaking produced by a magnitude 8 earthquake than a magnitude 5 earthquake using the Richter Scale?

a. 10,000 times greater
b. 100 times greater
c. 3,000 times greater
d. 1,000 times greater

Answer

The shaking produced by a magnitude 8 earthquake is 3000 times greater than a magnitude 5 earthquake using a Richter scale.
The answer is letter C. As the number in the Richter scale increases, the magnitude of earthquake also increases.

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