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What is the difference between a 6.0 and 7.0 earthquake?

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Explanation: The magnitude of an earthquake is measured by the Richter scale. This is a logarithmic scale in which the magnitude is defined as the logarithm of the ratio of the amplitude of the seismic waves to an arbitrary minor amplitude. The shaking amplitude of a 7.0 earthquake is 10 times that of a 6.0 earthquake.
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