Earthquake Hypocentre Damage

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Why do earthquakes with deep hypocentres have lower magnitudes compared to earthquakes with shallow hypocentres?
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If the hypocentre is deeper in the earth generally by the time the earthquake reaches its epicentre it would have lost more energy than if the hypocentre was shallower. This leads to a lower magnitude. There are other factors that affect this too though like geology - some types of rock/sediment amplify the earthquake's waves leading to a larger magnitude than if it was in another location.
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(Original post by coco:))
If the hypocentre is deeper in the earth generally by the time the earthquake reaches its epicentre it would have lost more energy than if the hypocentre was shallower. This leads to a lower magnitude. There are other factors that affect this too though like geology - some types of rock/sediment amplify the earthquake's waves leading to a larger magnitude than if it was in another location.
Oh I understand, thank you so much for your response!
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Oh I understand, thank you so much for your response!
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