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Active Message Threads for September 2012
Sept. 17, 2012, 6:10 a.m.
NEW ANIMATIONS AVAILABLE! *What Bumped the Richter Scale?* <http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/animations/26> A new animation, Exploring Moment Magnitude, describes the Richter Scale and how new calculations help to quantify larger earthquakes. Scientists have developed far-more sensitive seismometers that, with faster computers, have enabled them to record & interpret a broader spectrum of seismic signals than was possible in the 1930's, when the Richter magni... [more]