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Mercalli scale vs. Richter scale

[ mer-kah-lee, mer-; Italian mer-kahl-lee ]
  1. a measure of earthquake intensity with 12 divisions ranging from I (felt by very few) to XII (total destruction).
  1. a scale, ranging from 1 to 10, for indicating the intensity of an earthquake.

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