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We’ve all heard earthquakes described in terms of their magnitude number. But what does this scale really mean? This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.

Credit: Nathan Becker, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center / OurAmazingPlanet.com

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