For determining the size of earthquakes occurring in different environs, several magnitude scales are in use. One or more magnitude scales may be appropriate for estimating the size of an earthquake; therefore, earthquake catalogs invariably report different magnitude types. Toward preparation of a homogenized earthquake catalog, an important input parameter for seismic hazard estimation and other seismological applications, it is generally required to express the different magnitude types into a preferred magnitude type. Most studies prefer moment magnitude (Mw), as Mw does not saturate for higher magnitude earthquakes unlike other magnitude scales, and also, it is...

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