moment magnitude scale definition

  • noun:
    • a logarithmic scale of just one to 10 (a successor towards the Richter scale) that allows seismologists evaluate the vitality released by various earthquakes on the basis of the part of the geological fault that ruptured into the quake

Related Sources

  • Definition for "moment magnitude scale"
    • a logarithmic scale of just one to 10…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "moment magnitude scale"
29 votes

How would you define moment magnitude scale?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!