Meaning

Primary

Earthquake Intensity

Alternatives

Seismic Intensity, Seismic Scale

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The earthquake degrees is how you measure an earthquake. The 震度 is the earthquake intensity, AKA earthquake magnitude, seismic intensity, or seismic scale.

Reading

しんど
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

震度は3でしたがけっこうゆれました。

The seismic intensity was three, but it felt quite strong.

マグニチュードと震度って、何が違うの?

What’s the difference between magnitude and seismic scale?

2011年に震度七を記録した東日本大震災の余震は、今後百年程は続き、巨大余震もあるだろうと言われています。

They say the aftershocks from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake hit a magnitude of seven, and that they'll continue for the next hundred years, even the big ones.

Kanji Composition