Fun Science Fact

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In 2013, there were 58 earthquakes around the world of a magnitude 6.5 or higher as measured on the moment magnitude scale (Mw). The moment magnitude scale is similar to the Richter scale, but measures the size of an earthquake in terms of energy released. In addition, thousands of small earthquakes occur around the world every year.

It’s tempting to think of our planetary home as stable, and yet God made it an ever-changing, dynamic place.



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