(MULTI) – IATE term of the week: magnitude | TermCoor


A terrifying earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck central Italy during the early hours of Wednesday 24th August.

But what does this magnitude number mean? The magnitude is a rating given to earthquakes, which is calculated from measurements taken using seismographs. There are three commonly used units of measurement for an earthquake – the surface wave magnitude, based on …

via Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] – European Parliament


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