Newcastle Earthquake Case Study

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The magnitude of the Newcastle earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale, which is a moderate earthquake in comparison to other major earthquakes in the world.

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Newcastle Earthquake Case StudyBy ipodrix | Studymode.comMagnitudeThe magnitude of the Newcastle earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter scale, which is a moderate earthquake in comparison to other major earthquakes in the world.LocationThe Newcastle earthquake had a shallow epicenter, about 1km - 5km below the surface which meant that the tremors from the earthquake was not absorbed by the ground as much, leading to an increased intensity of the earthquake.The Meckering earthquake in 1968 was much bigger then the Newcastle earthquake in 1989 at a magnitude of 6.8 in the Richter scale b

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