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I repeatedly have to correct this belief. In a sense, magnitude involves steps of 10 because every increase of one magnitude represents a tenfold amplification of the ground motion. But there is no 'scale of 10' in the sense of an upper limit.

Charles Francis Richter

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Author Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American
Born: April 26, 1900
Died: April 20, 1985

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