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Charles Francis Richter

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.

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I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.

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I'm glad to see the press now referring to the open-ended Richter scale.

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Nothing is less predictable than the development of an active scientific field.

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If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake then that is a theoretically derived quantity.

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Refining is inevitable in science when you have made measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time.

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My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star.

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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.

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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.

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I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations, with an appropriate correction for distance.

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