In this section terms that are frequently used on this site are explained. It will be expanded over time.
|Magnitude||Gives the energy released by an earthquake at the ecpicenter. Usually the Richterscale is used.||Magnitude - GNS Science (English)|
|Intensity||A descriptive scale that indicates the amount of shaking and possible destruction at a given place. Usually the Modified Mercalli Scale is used.||Intensity - GNS Science (English)|
|Focal mechanism||Indicator of the tectonical mechanism that led to the earthquake.||Focal mechanism - USGS (English)|