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Discussion Forum : Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No. 6)
What is the name of the CalTech seismologist who invented the scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes?
Charles Richter
Hiram Walker
Giuseppe Mercalli
Joshua Rumble
Answer: Option
Richter was born on an Ohio farm in 1900. He died in 1985.
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Varsha said:   3 years ago
Seismology means study of earth moments like Earth quakes. People who make research on seismic are known as seismologists.

Sayan said:   6 years ago
What is seismologist?

Sayan said:   6 years ago
The name of the scale is Richter scale.

Srinjoy Chakraborty said:   6 years ago

Seismology is the study of seismic waves, energy waves caused by rock suddenly breaking apart within the earth or the slipping of tectonic plates. We know these as events as earthquakes. They can also be caused by explosions from volcanic eruptions and testing of nuclear bombs.

Sarah said:   9 years ago
What is Seismologist?

Robie said:   9 years ago
The Seismological Laboratory is a modern geophysical observatory that emphasizes the acquisition, analysis, and modeling of data pertaining to the structure and dynamics of the earth as well as other planetary bodies.

ABCD said:   1 decade ago
Charles Francis Richter (April 26, 1900 - September 30, 1985) was an American seismologist and physicist. Richter is most famous as the creator of the Richter magnitude scale which, until the development of the moment magnitude scale in 1979, quantified the size of earthquakes. Inspired by Kiyoo Wadati's 1928 paper on shallow and deep earthquakes, Richter first used the scale in 1935 after developing it in collaboration with Beno Gutenberg; both worked at California Institute of Technology. The quote "logarithmic plots are a device of the devil" is attributed to Richter.

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