Richter scale

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Richter scale chart.

EtymologyEdit

From American seismologist Charles Richter.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Richter scale

  1. (seismology) a logarithmic scale used to express the energy released by an earthquake, each increase of 1 representing a 32-fold increase in energy.

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NounEdit

Richter scale (plural Richter scales)

  1. A value on the Richter scale
    The students also faced and experienced earthquakes at various Richter scales.

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