Finding the magnitude with Logs.
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The magnitude of an earthquake is measured relative to the strength of a “standard” earthquake, whose seismic waves are of size W0. The magnitude, M, of an earthquake with seismic waves of size W is defined to be
http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/share...=1300819127818.The value of M is called the Richter scale rating of the strength of an earthquake.
How many times larger are the seismic waves of the earthquake with rating of 5.7 on the Richter scale, than the seismic waves of the earthquake with a rating of 3.6 to the nearest integer.