# What is the seismic moment of an earthquake and what is it used for?

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#### Answer:

Seismic moment is measure of the size of an earthquake and it is used in order to calculate moment magnitude.

#### Explanation:

Seismic moment is an important value for earthquake magnitude determination. Seismic moment ,

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The seismic moment can be also interpreted in terms of the strain energy released in earthquakes.