Mercalli scale

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noun Mer·cal·li scale \mer-ˈkä-lē-, (ˌ)mər-\

Definition of Mercalli scale

  1. :  a scale of earthquake intensity ranging from I for an earthquake detected only by seismographs to XII for one causing total destruction of all buildings

Origin and Etymology of mercalli scale

Giuseppe Mercalli †1914 Italian priest and geologist


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