25/01/1960 German-American seismologist Beno Gutenberg dies
Beno Gutenberg ( 1889-1960 ) Biography
He was interested in earthquakes. He was a collaborator Charles Richter in developing the Richter magnitude scale. Gutenberg invented the relationship between seismic magnitude and energy. He also co-discovered the Gutenberg–Richter law, which provides probability distribution of earthquakes for a given energy.