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History And Applications of The Magnitude Scale

Richter, C. F.


Magnitude in seismology is a concept complementary to intensity. The latter is a measure of effects at a particular point of observation; whereas magnitude is a measure of a given shock as a whole. At the conference at Strasbourg in July, 1947, M. E. Peterschmitt presented an excellent report on the magnitude scale and its implications. Only a very few details in his discussion call for qualification.

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© 1948 Unión Geodesique et Geophysique Internationale. Mémoires présentés à l'Assemblée d'Oslo 1948.

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