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Giuseppe Mercalli by Cassie SierraValle

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Cassie SierraValle

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Giuseppe Mercalli by Cassie SierraValle

Giuseppe Mercalli Seismology Scientist One resource:
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/ Another resource:
http://www.pediaview.com/ Mercalli's invention was so important because it helped the study of seismology. There were very limited sources of seismic instruments. And he needed something with more consistency. Therefor he made the Mercalli Scale. In 1883, Mercalli listed more than 5,000 earthquakes throughout Italy. In a part of Giuseppe
Mercalli's life, he studied volcanoes Giuseppe Mercalli was born
May 21, 1850. Mercalli was born and educated in Milan. He died of a mysterious death on March 19, 1914 in a fire. Authorities said he might have been murdered. Mercalli invented an earthquake scale in 1902. It is a twelve point scale for expressing the intensity of an earthquake, ranging from one to twelve. The invention is called the Mercalli Scale. Mercalli was a seismologist. Seismology is the study of earthquakes. Mercalli was a very dedicated worker. One time he was found working at 11 am. Fun Fact:
Giuseppe Mercalli was 63 years, 9 months, and 26 days old :) Fun Fact:
Giuseppe Mercalli was born on a Tuesday ;) Fun Fact:
Giuseppe Mercalli used to be a Roman Catholic priest Fun Fact:
Giuseppe Mercalli was missing 1,400 dollars from his apartment. That's one of the clues that led the authorities to think that he was murdered. Made on October 13, 2012 Created by Cassie SierraValle Research done on Giuseppe Mercalli. Seismology project
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