Definitions for richter scale
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a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations
A value on the Richter scale
A logarithmic scale used to express the energy released by an earthquake, each increase of 1 representing a 32-fold increase in energy.
Origin: From American seismologist Charles Richter.
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The science is all there, we have tested it out in two earthquakes and they worked just fine. One was a seven pointer (on the Richter scale) and it worked perfectly.
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