Outcome: Magnitude and Intensity

Define and compare magnitude versus intensity

This section introduces you to the magnitude and intensity of earthquakes. You will learn how the two are similar and how they are different.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Define earthquake magnitude.
  • Define earthquake intensity.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Measuring Earthquakes
  • Reading: Magnitude versus Intensity
  • Self Check: Magnitude and Intensity


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