# How much energy, in joules, is released by an earthquake of magnitude 8?

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Jan 20, 2017

#### Answer:

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale releases 6.309573e+16 J of energy.

#### Explanation:

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale releases 6.309573e+16 J of energy.