# GEOLOGY

## EARTH SCIENCE

### EARTHQUAKES

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How does the story of the 3 Little Pigs illustrate the difference between an earthquake’s magnitude and its intensity?
 A All the houses fall down in the story like every house falls down during an earthquake. B The pig brothers were running fast to get away from the wolf so he couldn’t eat them. C The wolf’s blowing shows the magnitude or strength of the earthquake and the type of damage each house received shows the intensity. D Both terms mean that the houses will be damaged.
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -How does the story of the 3 Little Pigs illustrate the difference between an earthquake’s magnitude and its intensity? All the houses fall down in the story like every house falls down during an earthquake. The pig brothers showed intensity while they were running fast to get away from the wolf.

Detailed explanation-2: -Magnitude is a measure of earthquake size and remains unchanged with distance from the earthquake. Intensity, however, describes the degree of shaking caused by an earthquake at a given place and decreases with distance from the earthquake epicentre.

Detailed explanation-3: -Magnitude and intensity measure various characteristics of earthquake. The former measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake. However, the latter measures the strength of shaking generated by the earthquake at a certain location.

Detailed explanation-4: -Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake. Magnitude is determined from measurements on seismographs. Intensity measures the strength of shaking produced by the earthquake at a certain location. Intensity is determined from effects on people, human structures, and the natural environment.

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