The magnitude, m, of an earthquake is defined to be m=log i/s, where i is...
M = log I/S
M = magnitude
I = intensity of the earthquake
S = intensity of the standard earthquake
The minimum intensity of a standard earthquake is 10.
Intensity of the earthquake is 35 times the standard earthquake. So,
10 x 35 = 350
M = log 350/10
M = log 35
M = 1.544 or 1.5 Third option
Magnitude of an earthquake is defined as . Here is the Intensity of the earthquake and is the intensity of standard earthquake.
We have an earthquake that is 10 times more intense than a standard earthquake. Let us denote the intensity of the earthquake as .
10 times more intense than standard earthquake ⇒
Magnitude of the earthquake =
∴ Magnitude of the earthquake is 1.