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25/01/1960 German-American seismologist Beno Gutenberg dies


Beno Gutenberg


Basic Geophysics: Earthquake Magnitudes

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.
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