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26/04/1900 American seismologist Charles F. Richter is born

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He invented the scale for measuring the strength of earthquakes, which he published in 1925. His scale was later overcome by the moment magnitude scale. The media, however, refer to tit as a Richter magnitude. C. F. Richter is the author of famous quote “logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.”
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