Earthquake, intensity is known…

Earthquake, intensity is known…

Earthquake, intensity is known…

A light earthquake is measured at between 4 and 4.9 on the Richter scale.

Like minor quakes, they occur often worldwide, can be felt but generally cause no damage.

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii on March 11, 2011, as residents braced for a tsunami after a massive earthquake in Japan.

A strong earthquake is one that registers between 6 and 6.0 on the Richter scale. There are about 100 of these around the world every year and they usually cause some damage.

In populated areas, the damage may be severe. A magnitude 6.5 quake struck southeastern Iran Dec. 20, 2010. Here, Iranian Red Crescent rescue workers search through rubble in the Iranian village of Chah Ghanbar.

A major earthquake registers between 7 and 7.9 on the Richter scale. There are about 20 a year worldwide and they cause very serious damage.

Indonesia was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake which triggered a tsunami in November of 2010. More than 500 people died and many buildings were destroyed. Here, tsunami victims rush to get relief goods from a Indonesian military helicopter in South Pagai island, on Nov. 2, 2010.

Today An earthquake occurred at 3:36 in the Kermanshah province of Iran.

The strength of the shock at the epicenter was 4 points.

The center of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers.



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