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American seismologist Charles F. Richter (1900–1985) and technically known as the local magnitude scale, it has been superseded by the moment magnitude scale, which was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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Earthquake intensity indicates the damage caused by a quake; it's measured on an index known as the Mercalli scale.
Though the magnitude of the earthquake recorded at the epicentre in the Iran-Pakistan border was massive, he said the Shake Map at Dubai Seismic Network showed the intensity felt in Dubai and Abu Dhabi was about four degrees in the modified Mercalli Scale.
8 on the 12-point Mercalli scale and made thousands homeless.
Though the magnitude of the earthquake recorded at the epicentre was in the Iran-Pakistan massive, he said the Shake Map at the Dubai Seismic Network showed the intensity felt in Dubai and Abu Dhabi was about four degrees in the modified Mercalli Scale.