Mercalli scale


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Mercalli scale:

see Richter scaleRichter scale
, measure of the magnitude of seismic waves from an earthquake. Devised in 1935 by the American seismologist Charles F. Richter (1900–1985) and technically known as the local magnitude scale, it has been superseded by the moment magnitude scale, which was
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Mercalli scale

[mer′käl·ē ‚skāl]
(geophysics)
A 12-point scale for classifying the magnitude of an earthquake.
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He said the temblor was felt by people living in Bantul and environs at II-III on the Modified Mercalli scale.
Similarly, homes and structures along the Ohio River, as far as 800 kilometers from the quakes' epicenters, suffered damage one or two classes higher on the Modified Mercalli scale than those located away from the river.
In nature, the Mercalli Scale measures the intensity of which natural phenomenon?