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Mundane fact of the “Whenever I feel like it”: Earthquake measurements

Posted in Facts with tags , , , on March 22, 2010 by thegoogleplex

I found this out while listening to the No Agenda show; A while ago, a couple of smart scientist guys (one being named Thomas Hanks…) replaced the earthquake scale we know and love, the Richter scale, by the Moment Magnitude scale. See the inserted Wikipedia links for more info

Turns out the mass media uses the Richter scale still. Go figure.