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richter scale

richter scale
Zelfstandig naamwoord
    • 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



    1. An earthquake, 8.9 on the Richter scale, hits Japan and causes a massive tsunami.
    2. No major damage or injuries are known to have resulted from the quake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale.
    3. Five tremors in excess of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale have shaken Japan just this week, but scientists are warning that the largest expected aftershock has yet to hit.