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What Is the Richter Scale?

How Do You Rate With the Richter Scale?

April 26 is dubbed Richter Scale Day after Charles Richter, an American seismologist responsible for creating the Richter Magnitude Scale, who was born 112 years ago today. If you happen to live in a seismically active area, use this day as an excuse to create or replenish your Earthquake preparedness kit with supplies, sufficient water, and nonperishable food items. In the meantime, put your geology know-how to the test with our quiz.

How Do You Rate With the Richter Scale?

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