Radiated seismic energy magnitude


Potential energy is stored in the crust in the form of built-up stress. During an earthquake a small fraction of the seismic moment is converted into radiated seismic energy , which is what seismographs register. The energy magnitude depends on the radiated seismic energy.

Related formulas


MeRadiated seismic energy magnitude (dimensionless)
EsRadiated seismic energy (magnitude in N*m) (dimensionless)