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Name the Scale on Which the Destructive Energy of an Earthquake is Measured. an Earthquake Measures 3 on this Scale. Would It Be Recorded by a Seismograph? is It Likely to Cause Much Damage? - Science

Name the scale on which the destructive energy of an earthquake is measured. An earthquake measures 3 on this scale. Would it be recorded by a seismograph? Is it likely to cause much damage?

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Solution

The destructive energy of an earthquake is measured by the Richter scale. This scale has the readings from 1 to 10.

The reading of magnitude 3 on the Richter scale would be recorded by a seismograph.

If the Richter scale gives a reading of magnitude 3, then the earthquake is not likely to cause much damage. Generally, earthquake of magnitudes higher than 5 is considered destructive in nature.

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NCERT Class 8 Science Textbook
Chapter 15 Some Natural Phenomena
Q 6 | Page 197
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