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The rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake is called the a. Richter scale. b. moment magnitude scale. c. mechanical seismograph scale. d. Mercalli scale

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Ronald Miller on August 19, 2018

The correct answer here is choice B. that is to say "The moment of magnitude scale". In general people are familiar with hearing mention of the Richter Scale, but that in reality is a measure of the amplitude of the seismic waves, and not the total energy released.

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