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Meaning of Mercalli scale

Mer•cal'li scale'

Pronunciation: (mur-kä'lē, mer-It.mer-käl'lē), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
  1. a measure of earthquake intensity with 12 divisions ranging from I (felt by very few) to XII (total destruction).
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