Richter scale

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a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations

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Dec 12, 1979 - COLOMBIA - An undersea earthquake measuring between 7.7 and 8.1 on the Richter scale struck the coast of Colombia.
A quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale rocked the two islands at 10:10 p.m., while another of magnitude 4.8 hit Kozushima at 8:43 p.m., it said.
Last Thursday, Jazan region was hit with an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale 50 km northeast of Jazan.
Britain's largest earthquake, in 1931, measured 6.1 on the Richter scale and was centred 75 miles north-east of Great Yarmouth.
July 1984: An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale toppled a chimney in Radford, Coventry and was also felt in Warwickshire, Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.
Geologists use the Richter scale to measure earthquakes' intensity.
Summary: Sacramento [USA], July 05 (ANI): A day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook California, a powerful aftershock measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the same region on Friday, reported Sputnik
The quakes epicenter was about 440 km from Bulgaria's capital Sofia with a magnitude between 5.7 and 6.0 on the Richter scale.
QUETTA -- An aftershock earthquake measuring 6 on Richter scale hit the Mashkel Tehsil of Washuk district of Balochistan located on the Pak-Iran border Wednesday morning, reports reaching here said.
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Ahar in East Azerbaijan province on August 11.
18, 2010, SPA -- An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook Palu, capital of Central Sulawesi province, on Saturday evening.
Richter scale 5.2 Work halted at many South Wales coalmines.
But scientists working for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) thought the medium-sized Parkfield quake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale (see caption, left), might be a sign of something bigger.
Summary: Bankura (West Bengal) [India] May 26 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale rattled Bankura district of West Bengal on Sunday morning, the Indian Meteorological Department said.
A 2.6 Richter scale earthquake was registered near Bulgaria's town of Chirpan A at 2.39 AM.A There are no reported damage or victims.A According to the Institute of geophysics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, on Saturday were registered other three minor quakes.