# What is the difference in intensity of an earthquake of 6.2 and 4.5?

The $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{amplitude}}$ of earthquake is tenfolded as Richter scale increases by 1 (as the images above), but the $\textcolor{red}{\text{energy}}$ will be ${10}^{1.5} = 31.6$ times larger if the scale goes 1 up.
So the intensity of scale $6.2$ earthquake will be ${10}^{6.2 - 4.5} = 50.1$ times larger than that of scale $4.5$. Wikimedia.com.