Japan’s earthquake and the Richter scale

epicenter of March 11, 2011 earthquakeToday an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan causing a 23-foot tsunami that is leaving a path of destruction throughout the Pacific.
Keep your students involved in the world around them as you study the mathematics of the Richter scale and impress upon your students the hugeness of this event.

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