A swarm of above 4.0 magnitude earthquakes sweeps across USA and the entire planet. The true cause is still unknown. Even though a high number of small earthquakes takes place every day around the planet, this wave is special because is targeting specific areas and brings with it earthquakes above medium on the Richter scale.
The USGS was caught downgrading the earthquake magnitudes several times by YouTubbers like Dutchsinse and intentionally omitting others by myself and Facebook friend Torsten P. Kersten. 
Guilty of omitting earthquakes is not only the US seismologic institute, but also institutes all over Europe. It’s like a (proved) world-wide conspiracy to keep the seismological bad news hidden from us. Please read THIS and THIS articles before proceeding.
According to Earthquake-Report.com,
“After having experienced a foreshock with a magnitude of 4.6 at 5:30 PM on August 22, a second strong mainshock measuring 5.3 magnitude (5.5 initially reported) scared the Trinidad, Raton area.” (0.2 magnitude downgraded – if correctly reported the first time).
It may appear as a small downgrade, but according to the Richter scale:
“An earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0.”
A 0.2 magnitude added to a 4.0 earthquake amplifies the shaking ‘power’, which is the main cause for destruction. So, if the initially reported earthquake was in fact — let’s assume — a 5.7 and intentionally reported a 5.5 and later downgraded again to a 5.3, the shaking amplitude has been seriously lowered.
For a better understanding of the Richter scale, please examine the following charts:
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Another scale that is sometimes used is known as the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, created by Giuseppe Mercalli in 1902 to measure earthquake intensity. The damage that the Mercalli Scale measures is descriptive and can’t be machine-recorded.
The intensity of an earthquake, then, is measured by inspectors who look at the damage and ask survivors to answer questionnaires. An earthquake can have many intensities, which decrease as a person moves away from the epicenter. A tremor that makes lights swing from ceilings is ranked as a 2, while a quake that heaves the ground into waves, smashing everything around, ranks as a 12.
In conclusion, a 5.0 – 5.9 magnitude earthquake is able to cause damage to “chimneys and weak buildings”, but let’s see what the US news channels have to say about the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Trinidad, Colorado:
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