Is a 6.0 earthquake big?
Correspondingly, what does a 6.0 earthquake feel like?
A large earthquake far away will feel like a gentle bump followed several seconds later by stronger rolling shaking that may feel like sharp shaking for a little while. A small earthquake nearby will feel like a small sharp jolt followed by a few stronger sharp shakes that pass quickly.
Similarly, is a 10.0 earthquake possible? No, earthquakes of magnitude 10 or larger cannot happen. The magnitude of an earthquake is related to the length of the fault on which it occurs. No fault long enough to generate a magnitude 10 earthquake is known to exist, and if it did, it would extend around most of the planet.
Besides, how far away can you feel a 6.0 earthquake?
If tye rupture is 300 km, it will certainly be felt, but as with P and S waves traveling across the ground, that distance is great enough to dampen the shaking just as a near field quake (close to the surface of the Earth) 500 km away is dampen by distance.
Is a 4.5 earthquake strong?
A light earthquake is measured at between 4 and 4.9 on the Richter scale. Like minor quakes, they occur often worldwide, can be felt but generally cause no damage. A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii on March 11, 2011, as residents braced for a tsunami after a massive earthquake in Japan.