How much more ground motion is produced by an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.0 than by an earthquake of magnitude 4.0?

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1000 times greater but 31622.776 times stronger.

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https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/calculator.php

This is a website for you to calculate the difference between two values on the Richter scale.

The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale so an increase of x on the scale corresponds to a #10^x# increase in magnitude.

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