How is the R-scale different from the Moment Scale?

1 Answer
Jun 13, 2017

Richter Scale and moment scale differ based on their magnitude measurement of an earthquake


Richter( also known as local magnitude scale) measures the magnitude upto 6-6.5. In Case of strong earthquakes R-Scale saturates.
Moment magnitude is designed so that it can measure the magnitude above 8. It can measure the magnitude of strong earthquakes. hope this helps thanks