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Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS) to Describe Energy Release During an Earthquake

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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The Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS) has superceded the Richter Scale (RS) to describe the energy release during an earthquake. It is based on the seismic "moment" of the earthquake. It was developed in 1979 by Hanks and Kanamori at the California Institute of Technology.

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