Richter scale meaning
What is the Richter Scale:
The Richter scale is a seismological scale that quantifies the energy released in an earthquake.
The Richter scale was defined in 1935 by Charles Francis Richter (1900-1985) and is used to determine the intensity of earthquakes and diagnose their effects on the population in order to activate rescue and emergency aid mechanisms.
See also Quake.
The Richter scale interpolates the values of the seismic wave amplitude of the affected cities and localities to locate the epicenter. The Richter scale uses Arabic numbers to quantify the magnitude of earthquakes.