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Charles Francis Richter

(1900—1985)


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(1900–1985)

An American physicist and geologist, Richter is best known for his logarithmic scale of earthquake magnitudes. First proposed in 1927, the scale was later refined with the assistance of Gutenberg, with whom Richter also cooperated in a study of the world's greatest earthquakes, and other seismological work. See richter scale.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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