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How many times stronger is a 7.6 magnitude earthquake than a magnitude 6.9 earthquake?

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How many times stronger is a 7.6 magnitude earthquake than a magnitude 6.9 earthquake?

Earthquake:

An earthquake is a phenomenon in which the surface of the earth vibrates, resulting from the release of energy. This energy release is due to the shifting of plate tectonics. A seismometer is used for the measurement of the intensity of the earthquake.

Answer and Explanation:

Given data

  • The magnitude of earthquake (first time) is: {eq}{M_1} = 7.6 {/eq}
  • The magnitude of earthquake (second time) is: {eq}{M_2} = 6.9 {/eq}


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