Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
I'm glad to see the press now referring to the open-ended Richter scale.
Nothing is less predictable than the development of an active scientific field.
If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake then that is a theoretically derived quantity.
Refining is inevitable in science when you have made measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time.
My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star.
In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk, there are still many buildings of this type; it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them.
If the assumptions used in calculating energy are changed, then this seriously affects the final result, even though the same body of data might be used.
I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations, with an appropriate correction for distance.