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A visual representation of the difference in earthquake magnitudes.

So those people in New Jersey who are worried by the fact that they've got a reactor with the same design? The largest earthquake ever recorded thus far in New Jersey was a 5.3. I think you're safe.

Date: 2011-03-19 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chiller.livejournal.com
The problem is, people think the Richter Scale is linear, when in fact it's more like ... the measure of the radius of a circle ... or something. It's the same thing with decibels, and nobody seems to understand that, either.

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