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Richter Scale Day At 26 April 2014

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Richter Scale Day

Richter Scale Day celebrates the birth of the inventor of the Richter Scale. Born on April 26, 1900, American seismologist Charles F. Richter (1900–1985) invented the Richter Scale in 1935.

The Richter Scale measures the amount of energy released by an earthquake by measuring the magnitude or seismic waves produced by an earthquake. The Richter Scale measures from 0 to 9. On the scale, each increase in number represents an earthquake 10 times more powerful. At 4.5 an earthquake can damage buildings and structures. At 7 on the Richter scale, severe and catastrophic damage.

National Richter Scale Day—apparently, someone somewhere has the silly job of making sure every day has a "thing" for it—so to celebrate, we're running down a handful of the best times Hollywood has made the earth move under our feet.

Some people celebrate by getting together with a bunch of friends to watch their favourite disaster films. 1974′s Earthquake, 1999′s Aftershock: Earthquake in New York and 2003′s The Core are all popular choices.

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