Earthquake Magnitude TNT Equivalent Table

The Richter Magnitude Scale is a measure of the amplitude of the seismic waves produced by an earthquake. TNT equivalent is a convention for expressing the energy released in an explosion. The magnitude of an earthquake is compared with that of the TNT explosion in tons to determine the destructiveness of an event. Below given Earthquake Magnitude TNT Equivalent table provides you with the equivalent Tons of TNT explosion for an earthquake magnitude.

Earthquake Magnitude - TNT Energy Explosion Table

RichterTons of TNT Explosion
10.0005
20.0151
30.4769
415.0802
5476.8791
615.0802 * 103
6.584.8024 * 103
7476.8791 * 103
7.52681.6885 * 103
815080.2425 * 103
8.584802.4353 * 103
9476.8791384 * 106
9.52.6816884663 * 109
1015.0802424589 * 109
10.584.8024352853 * 109

The 'kiloton (of TNT)' is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 terajoules. The 'megaton (of TNT)' is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules. As given in the above Earthquake Magnitude TNT Equivalent Table, 1 Richter scale is equal to 0.005 tons of TNT explosion and 10 richter scale is equal to 15.0802424589 x 10^9 tons of TNT explosion.

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