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 MSN Encarta - Richter Scale
It is named after the US seismologist Charles Francis Richter (1900–1985) who devised it in 1935 to rank earthquakes occurring in California.
The Richter scale, also known as the local magnitude scale, measures the energy of an earthquake at its centre, or focus, and the rating intensity increases exponentially from one number to the next.
Richter Scale, scale used to assess and compare the intensity of earthquakes. /encyclopedia_781533008/Richter_Scale.html   (247 words)

 Charles Francis Richter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Francis Richter (April 26, 1900– April 20, 1985), was an American seismologist and nudist, born in Hamilton, Ohio.
He is most famous as the creator of the Richter magnitude scale, which quantifies the size of earthquakes. /wiki/Charles_Francis_Richter   (101 words)

 What is the richter scale?
Charles Francis Richter was born in the Ohio countryside on April 26, 1900.
Charles Richter was a professor of seismology at the Seismological Laboratory at Cal Tech from 1936 until he stepped down in 1970 at the age of 70.
Richter only meant for his scale to be used as convenience for organizing his data; he never intended to become a household name. /richterscaleea_rnan.htm   (901 words)

 Earthquake! ~ The Richter Scale
Charles Francis Richter was born on a farm in Ohio, on April 26, 1900.
Richter was a professor of seismology at the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech from 1936 until 1970.
The Richter scale was originally used to measure the relative size and strength of earthquakes in California. /earthquake/richter.htm   (297 words)

 Charles Richter - Simple English Wikipedia
Charles Francis Richter was an American seismologist, someone who studies earthquakes.
He is known for creating the Richter scale of magnitude, which says how big an earthquake is. /wiki/Charles_Richter   (72 words)

 Essays Page
The name of Charles Francis Richter is one of the best known in the Earth sciences by virtue of his Richter scale, used to rank earthquake magnitudes.
Charles Richter was born on April 26, 1900, on a farm near Hamilton, Ohio.
Charles Richter was something of a prodigy and entered the University of California at Los Angeles at 16 years of age. /Subscription/Science/Helicon.asp?SID=2&iPin=azearth0135   (745 words)

 His name is on the scale: Charles Richter
On April 26, 1900, Charles Francis Richter, a renowned seismologist and developer of the Richter Scale, was born on a farm near Hamilton.
The Richter Scale measured the magnitude of an earthquake based on the height of seismic waves released as it occurs.
Richter moved to California with his mother when he was 16 and entered the University of Southern California the following year. /editions/2003/04/26/loc_ohiodate0426.html   (268 words)

 Richter, Charles Francis
Richter's scale is an absolute one, based on the amplitude of the waves produced by the earthquake.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Richter was educated at the University of Southern California, Stanford, and the California Institute of Technology, where he obtained his PhD in 1928.
Richter developed his scale to measure the strength of earthquakes in 1935. /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/R/RichterC/1.html   (271 words)

 September 30 - Today in Science History
Charles Francis Richter was a seismologist and inventor of the Richter Scale that measures earthquake intensity which he developed with his colleague, Beno Gutenberg, in the early 1930's.
French chemist who, together with Charles J. Pedersen and Donald J. Cram, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987 for his contribution to the laboratory synthesis of molecules that mimic the vital chemical functions of molecules in living organisms.
Richter used a seismograph (an instrument generally consisting of a constantly unwinding roll of paper, anchored to a fixed place, and a pendulum or magnet suspended with a marking device above the roll) to record actual earth motion during an earthquake. /9/9_30.htm   (3501 words)

 Tsunami Glossary -
Richter, Charles F. Charles Francis Richter (April 26, 1900- April 30, 1985) was a who developed the Richter scale, a logarithmic scale that measures the intensity of an earthquake.
The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale that measures the intensity of an earthquake.
The intensity of an earthquake is described by a number in the Richter scale, called the magnitude. /subjects/tsunami/glossary/index.shtml   (1764 words)

 Charles F. Richter Biography / Biography of Charles F. Richter Main Biography
Charles Francis Richter was born on April 26, 1900, on a farm near Hamilton, Ohio, north of Cincinnati.
Charles F. Richter (1900-1985) was one of the developers of the Richter Scale which is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes.
Richter was a pioneer in seismological research at a time when data on the size and location of earthquakes were scarce. /biography-charles-f-richter   (243 words)

Richter was a professor of seismology at the seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology from 1936 to 1976.
The magnitude on the Richter scale is a measure of the seismic energy radiated by an earthquake.
Richter wanted to devise a means of assessing them on an objective, quantitive basis rather than relying on subjective, descriptive methodology. /dream/feb2001/article1.htm   (8014 words)

 Do Unto Others Project-Church of the Science of God
Richter, who held a doctorate in theoretical physics, it is reliably reported, to have known the names of every plant in the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Richter is unknown as a writer, even by many of his closest friends, though write he did, publishing poetry in small newspapers under the name John Florio.
Though Richter is well-known world-wide for his famous earthquake magnitude scale and for helping to make Caltech’s seismology lab into one of the world’s finest, still, very little has been written about him; the man. /drrichter.html   (304 words)

 Richter, Charles Francis - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Richter, Charles Francis
US seismologist, deviser of the Richter scale used to indicate the strength of the waves from earthquakes.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. /Richter,+Charles+Francis   (80 words)

 Richter C F Charles Francis 1900 Papers, 1913-1984. AIP International Catalog of Sources
Richter C F Charles Francis 1900 Papers, 1913-1984.
The C. Richter collection came to the Archives in 1977, 1984, and 1986 as gifts of Charles Richter, the Seismology Laboratory, and the Division of Geology and Planetary Sciences.
Also included is Richter's collection of science fiction publications (35 boxes) including numerous titles from 1926 through the early 1950s, such as Amazing Stories, Amazing Stories Quarterly, Astounding Science Fiction and Astounding Stories. /history/catalog/icos/342.html   (182 words)

 Charles F. Richter --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Richter, Charles F. American physicist and seismologist who developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquake magnitude.
Charles Richter used logarithms when he invented a way to determine the magnitude of earthquakes.
Born in New York, N.Y., Richter began teaching at Stanford University in 1956 and became a professor in 1967. /eb/article-9063605   (755 words)

 Richter - - Earthquake, Richter magnitude scale, Charles Francis Richter, Disambig, ...
Richter - - Earthquake, Richter magnitude scale, Charles Francis Richter, Disambig,...
Charles Francis Richter, the inventor of the above scale
Richter, Earthquake, Richter magnitude scale, Charles Francis Richter, Disambig /Richter.html   (130 words)

 Online Etymology Dictionary
The Royal Oak was a tree in Boscobel in Shropshire in which Charles II hid himself during flight after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
The Levellers (1644) were a political party of the time of Charles I that advocated abolishing all differences of position and rank.
Sprigs of oak were worn to commemorate his restoration in 1660. /index.php?search=scale&searchmode=none   (2462 words)

First is the Richter scale, which was coined in honor of the American seismologist Charles Francis Richter.
Several predicted occurrences of earthquakes date back in 1975 when the Chinese forecasted a 7.3 Richter scale magnitude quake at Haicheng, that made them evacuate less than a hundred thousand inhabitants only a couple of days before the quake actually happened which damaged or destroyed 90 per cent of the city's buildings.
At the moment, countries like Russia, Japan, China, and the United States are the nations putting in significant efforts to support earthquake research. /Preview/Rohnbub   (454 words)

The inventor of this, Charles Francis Richter, would have been 100 years old this year.
We are all familiar the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes.
Charles Ringling and his four brothers were born Rüngeling. /1w.htm   (11188 words) A ready-reckoner on earthquakes
The scale for measuring earthquakes was first developed by geologist Charles Richter at the California Institute of Technology in the 1930s.
However, the Richter Scale is only one of the several methods that seismologists use.
Magnitude is the measurement of the size of an earthquake expressed in terms of a numeral. /news/2001/jan/27spec.htm   (2443 words)

 Science Tip - Earthquakes
Named after the American seismologist (a scientist who studies earthquakes) Charles Francis Richter, the Richter scale measures the movement of the land surface 60 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.
The size of an earthquake is measure on a scale called the Richter scale.
This measurement is a logarithmic scale- a magnitude 7 earthquake moves land 10 times farther than a magnitude 6 earthquake, a magnitude 6 earthquake moves land 100 times further than a magnitude 5 earthquake, and so on. /reeko/ScienceTips/SciTipEarthquake.htm   (516 words)

 Knowing Earthquakes
The intensity of the earthquake is valued according to the Richter Scale (Charles Francis Richter scale (Charles Francis Richter, 1900-1985) or the modified Mercalli scale (Giuseppe Mercalli scale (Giuseppe Mercalli, 1850-1914). /news/eqknow.htm   (1193 words)

On the other hand, the Richter scale is used to measure magnitude, the energy released at the focus of the quake.
During an earthquake with a Richter scale power of 7 and up, many structures will collapse, including apartment buildings and offices with many people in them.
The Mercalli scale measures intensity of and earthquake and is based on eyewitness accounts of damage. /RainForest/7442/erthquak.htm   (726 words)

 Charles Francis Annesley Voysey --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Voysey was the son of Charles Voysey, founder of the Theistic Church.
It was commissioned by pope Gregory IX and was completed by 1230, just four years after Francis' death and two years after his canonization.
(1900–85), U.S. physicist, born near Hamilton, Ohio; developed Richter scale to measure intensity of earthquakes; attended University of Southern California; graduated Stanford University 1920; doctorate California Institute of Technology 1928; at Seismological Laboratory of Carnegie Institution of Washington 1927–36; taught at California Institute of Technology 1937–70;... /eb/article-9075771   (630 words)

 Mercalli scale and the Richter magnitude
The intensity of the earthquakes is valued according to the Richter scale (Charles Francis Richter 26/4/1900 - 30/9/1985) or the modified Mercalli scale (Giuseppe Mercalli 21/5/1850 - 19/3/1914).
For a real comparison of the intensity of the earthquakes, and not only of the effects, has stayed introduced the scale of the magnitudo or Richter.
For the same motive in Western Europe is in use the MCS scale (Mercalli, Cancani, Sieberg), but in Oriental Europe be used the MKS scale (Medvedv, Karnik, Sponheuer). /sism_e.htm   (415 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Release : U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 26: The Richter Scale
The index is the work of Charles Francis Richter, born on this day in 1900 near Hamilton, Ohio.
The devastating tsunami that hit nations ringing the Indian Ocean was caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra registering 8.9 on the Richter Scale the largest since 1964, and the fifth largest since 1900.
Whenever there's an earthquake or its resulting tsunami the Richter Scale is always mentioned to gauge its severity. /printing.asp?id=46305   (257 words)

 ScienceDaily: Columbia Model Explains Earthquake Distribution; Research Shows Why Big Quake Accompanied By Many Smaller Ones
Richter magnitude scale -- The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake.
This magnitude, which came to be known as the Richter scale, means that when earth movement increases arithmetically, an earthquake's destructive power increases exponentially.
While the new work will not help seismologists predict earthquakes with any greater accuracy, it does help them estimate the likelihood of future damage, since an area with many smaller quakes can be tagged as one likely to experience a larger quake. /releases/1998/03/980318074843.htm   (1967 words)

 Richter scale - - American Heritage Dictionary
Richter scale - - American Heritage Dictionary
A logarithmic scale used to express the total amount of energy released by an earthquake. /ahd/r/r0235600.html   (60 words)

 GEsource Geography and Environment Timeline - Page 6
Charles Francis Richter develops "The Richter scale" for measuring the strength of earthquakes based on seismograms
Earthquake measuring 9.1 on the Richter Scale is recorded off the coast of Alaska in the Andreanof Islands
Earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale is recorded off the coast of Alaska in the Rat Islands /timeline5.html   (1717 words)

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