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    Haiti Earthquake

    Hi!
    I have a question to ask from this abstract on line news about Haiti earthquake
    The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophicmagnitude 7.0 Mwearthquake. Its epicentre was near the town of L้ogโne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.
    I wonder whether it's alright that I
    1) make letter "e" a capital letter because I'd like to show the equality between these 2 words "Haiti" and "Earthquake"
    2) I'd like to use the word "Richter scale" in the place of "magnitude".
    How can I do that? ( May I say measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale)

    Thank you for your time.
    Phorntita


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    Re: Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Hi!
    I have a question to ask from this abstract on line news about Haiti earthquake
    The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophicmagnitude 7.0 Mwearthquake. Its epicentre was near the town of L้ogโne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.
    I wonder whether it's alright that I
    1) make letter "e" a capital letter because I'd like to show the equality between these 2 words "Haiti" and "Earthquake"
    2) I'd like to use the word "Richter scale" in the place of "magnitude".
    How can I do that? ( May I say measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale)

    Thank you for your time.
    Phorntita
    It has not yet received the historical acclaim of being so important an earthquake that it must be capitalised. That may well yet come.

    You will have to change wording if you wish to say the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0 on the Richter scale.

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