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Types and Magnitudes of Earthquakes

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Abstract

This lesson is intended to help students learn about how earthquakes are measured, and the difference of varying intensities. Students will make associations between the modified Mercalli intensity scale and the Richter magnitude scale.

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This material is one of ten middle school learning activities provided by MCEER.

Introduction

Earthquake Engineering Component

Learning Objectives and Standards

Material List

Procedure

Links and Resources

Assessment

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Scaling

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  • (2010), "Types and Magnitudes of Earthquakes," http://nees.org/resources/423.

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