Radiated Seismic Energy Magnitude

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The Radiated Seismic Energy Magnitude is the magnitude of the energy converted during an earthquake. Potential energy is stored in the earth's crust in the form of built-up stress. During an earthquake, this energy is transformed and results in cracks and deformation in rocks, heat and radiated seismic energy. The following formula is used to calculate the radiated seismic energy magnitude: `M_e=2/3log_(10)E_s-2.9`, where:

  •  `E_s` = Radiated Seismic Energy

References


Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_magnitude_scale)