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?

 

Answer

Earthquake is measured on the Richter scale.

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

It won't cause much destruction since an earthquake of magnitude less than 5 is not likely to cause much destruction.

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  2. Chapter 15 Class 8 - Some Natural Phenomena

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