the Richter scale

noun

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: a system of measurement used for showing the strength of an earthquake The earthquake measured 4.5 on the Richter scale.

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“The Richter scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Richter%20scale. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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