Richter Scale Project


This level means that the earthquake at this level is usually not felt, sometimes not even know by some people.  This type of earthquake is measured by a seismograph. The types of earthquakes are considered minor because they cause very little damage. Also earthquakes at this level are referred as microquakes.

The damage done in a 1-2.99 earthquake is none because a human can not feel the earthquake. With that being said this earthquake might be happening now and you don't even know it.

You don't typically hear about these earthquakes. One reason is that they are to even know that they around us to tell anybody. Also because there is a lot of these types of earthquakes it would be a wast of time to tell about them and not one that is major earthquake that took place.

These earthquakes can occur daily without anybody knowing about them. There is more than 100,000 earthquakes that happen yearly. Also they can happen every minute or hour.

Cave City, Arkansas M 2.5

Not enough information to know damage or aftereffects.


The level means that this earthquake is usually felt by everybody in the place a earthquake happened. Also these earthquakes have minor or light magnitude level. They are called small earthquakes because of the damage they cause is minor to structures.

The damage in a 3-3.9 earthquake is there is no damage caused. A 4-4.9 earthquake damage is to minor breakage of objects. Some damage is comparable to a vibrations of a passing truck.

I would say that there is more data on these types of earthquakes  than a 1-2.99 earthquake because there is damage and many people can feel these earthquakes. I think that the data on these earthquakes are limited because on the news you don't hear about this type of earthquake.

These earthquakes can occur daily. There are 2,000 - 100,000 earthquakes that occur per year.

M 4.3 Harper, Kansas

There is not enough information on this earthquake.


This level means that there is more damage done to a place then the level before. This category is called moderate/strong because of how much damage is done to the buildings. A good description of this level is moderate.

The damage is moderate in populated areas. Also there is damage some to weak structures.

The data shown on these earthquakes are in the news and online a lot because of how often they happen.

These earthquakes occur monthly. There is about 200 - 12,000 earthquakes per year.

M 6.2 Willow, Alaska

There is no information on damage and aftereffects.

7-8.99 Earthquake

This level means that a earthquake is in the category of major or great. The earthquakes are severe sudden and very severe. This level on the Richter scale causes a lot of damage to structures.

The damage caused in this earthquake is serious damage over large areas; loss of land.  They could also cause severe damage to state.

There is a lot of data on this level because these earthquakes can cause death. I think this level of earthquake would be on the news because of its significance.

A earthquake this size occurs yearly. Also there is about 3-20 earthquakes per year.

M 7.1 Southern East Pacific Rise

There is no information on the damage and aftereffects.


This level means severe destruction to a large area. Also there is a chance of people dying in a large area. This earthquake is catastrophic in large populations. This earthquake is the biggest category.

The damage in this category is more than any other category. The effects are severe destruction. A lot of destruction in this category. Damage in this category can destroy towns and cities.

I think that there is more data on this area because these earthquakes are more severe than any other earthquake. You will hear about this earthquake more than any other one.

This earthquakes occur rarely. There are fewer than earthquakes that occur yearly.

M 9.5 Chile

Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile.

Cited Sources

"Historic Earthquakes." Historic Earthquakes. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2014.

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Richter Scale (seismology)."Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

"M2.5 - 7km NW of Cave City, Arkansas 2014-10-08 13:09:33 UTC." M2.5 - 7km NW of Cave City, Arkansas 2014-10-08 13:09:33 UTC. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2014.

"M4.4 - 8km SE of Harper, Kansas 2014-10-02 18:01:24 UTC." M4.4 - 8km SE of Harper, Kansas 2014-10-02 18:01:24 UTC. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

"M6.2 - 94km WNW of Willow, Alaska 2014-09-25 17:51:17 UTC." M6.2 - 94km WNW of Willow, Alaska 2014-09-25 17:51:17 UTC. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

"Richter Scale." & Magnitude. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

"M7.1 - Southern East Pacific Rise 2014-10-09 02:14:32 UTC." M7.1 - Southern East Pacific Rise 2014-10-09 02:14:32 UTC. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.

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