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(Using MATLAB) The amount of energy E (in joules) that is released by an earthquake is given by:

E=1.74×10^19×10^(1.44M)

where M is the magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter scale.

  • (a) Determine the energy that was released from the Anchorage earthquake (1964, Alaska, USA), magnitude 9.2.
  • (b) The energy released in Lisbon earthquake (Portugal) in 1755 was onehalf the energy released in the Anchorage earthquake. Determine the magnitude of the earthquake in Lisbon on the Richter scale.
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