What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean? Short Video Gives Great Visual Comparison

Source: VideoFromSpace

Today’s earthquake in Nepal is reportedly a 7.8 – 7.9 magnitude. What does that mean in actual terms? We’ve all heard earthquakes described by magnitude¬†number, and yet most of us have a relatively vague or distorted perception of what these numbers mean in the real world. This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.

For a full scope video and story on the earthquake today, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Nepal, go here.