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What is the difference between a 6.0 and 7.0 earthquake?

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Explanation: The magnitude of an earthquake is measured by the Richter scale. The shaking amplitude of a 7.0 earthquake is 10 times that of a 6.0 earthquake. If you aren't interested in the math, just remember that a difference of one unit in magnitude corresponds to a 10-fold increase in shaking amplitude.
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