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Richter scale of earthquake magnitude

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  • Richter scale of earthquake magnitude — ▪ Table Richter scale of earthquake magnitude magnitude level category effects earthquakes per year less than 1.0 to 2.9 micro generally not felt by people, though recorded on local instruments more than 100,000 3.0 3.9 minor felt by many people; …   Universalium

  • Richter scale — a scale, ranging from 1 to 10, for indicating the intensity of an earthquake. [1935 40; after Charles F. Richter (1900 85), U.S. seismologist] * * * Widely used measure of the magnitude of an earthquake, introduced in 1935 by U.S. seismologists… …   Universalium

  • Richter scale — ► NOUN ▪ a logarithmic scale for expressing the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of seismograph oscillations. ORIGIN named after the American geologist Charles F. Richter (1900 85) …   English terms dictionary

  • Richter scale —  for the standard measure of earthquake magnitudes. It is named for Charles Richter (1900–1985) of the California Institute of Technology, who invented it in the 1930s. The scale increases at a rate that is exponential rather than linear, making… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Richter scale —    for the standard measure of earthquake magnitudes. It is named for Charles Richter of the California Institute of Technology, who invented it in the 1930s. The scale increases at a rate that is exponential rather than linear, making each level …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • earthquake magnitude —   a mathematical measure of the strength of an earthquake based on the maximum amplitude of the seismic waves produced.   See Richter scale …   Geography glossary

  • Richter scale — noun Etymology: Charles F. Richter Date: 1938 an open ended logarithmic scale for expressing the magnitude of a seismic disturbance (as an earthquake) in terms of the energy dissipated in it with 1.5 indicating the smallest earthquake that can be …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Richter scale — /ˈrɪktə skeɪl / (say riktuh skayl) noun an open ended logarithmic scale used to express the magnitude or total energy of a seismic disturbance (as an earthquake). In this scale an increase of 1 indicates a tenfold increase in energy. Recorded… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Richter scale — Rich′ter scale n. gel a logarithmic scale for expressing the magnitude of an earthquake, a measurement under 5 considered minor and over 7 indicating major destruction • Etymology: 1935–40; after Charles F. Richter (1900–85), U.S. seismologist …   From formal English to slang

  • Richter scale — [ rɪktə] noun Geology a logarithmic scale for expressing the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of seismograph oscillations. Origin 1930s: named after the American geologist Charles F. Richter …   English new terms dictionary

  • earthquake — /errth kwayk /, n. 1. a series of vibrations induced in the earth s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating. 2. something that is severely disruptive; upheaval. [1300 50; ME erthequake …   Universalium

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