How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake? An explanation of the magnitude of an earthquake versus the strength, or energy release, of an earthquake... with a little bit of math.

How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake? An explanation of the magnitude of an earthquake versus the strength, or energy release, of an earthquake... with a little bit of math.