Richter scale
Proper noun
  1. (seismology) a logarithmic scale used to express the energy released by an earthquake, each increase of 1 representing a 32-fold increase in energy.
  • French: échelle de Richter
  • German: Richterskala
  • Italian: scala Richter
  • Portuguese: escala Richter
  • Russian: шкала́ Ри́хтера
  • Spanish: escala Richter

Richter scale (plural Richter scales)

  1. A value on the Richter scale
    The students also faced and experienced earthquakes at various Richter scales.

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