How to measure the magnitude and intensity of an earthquake?
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The magnitude of an earthquake is typically measured using the Richter scale, which assigns a numerical value to the size of the quake based on the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded.
The intensity of an earthquake is usually measured with the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale, which is based on an assessment of the effects of the quake on people, buildings, and the environment in the affected area.