Seismic Intensity : Two (II) - Scarcely Felt

Two (II) : Felt indoors by few, especially on upper floors. Felt only by people that are sensitive, especially on the upper floors of buildings. Delicately suspended objects (including chandeliers) may swing slightly.

Perceived Shaking

Scarcely Felt

Potential Damage


Peak Ground Motion Acceleration

0.17 to 1.0 (%g)

Peak Ground Motion Velocity

0.1 to 0.5 (cm/sec)

Video Example

Intensity Two (II)

Reference: Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (Adapted from Sieberg's Mercalli—Cancani scale, modified and condensed)