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In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk, there are still many buildings of this type; it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them.
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Nothing is less predictable than the development of an active scientific field.

— Charles Francis Richter

My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude', which is used for the brightness of a star.

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I usually point out that most loss of life and property has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures, mostly of brick and other masonry.

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It is a common remark that men talk most who think least; just as frogs cease their quacking when a light is brought to the water-side.

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The laboratory routine, which involves a great deal of measurement, filing, and tabulation, is either my lifeline or my chief handicap, I hardly know which.

— Charles Francis Richter

Lately there have been complaints that the use of the magnitude scale is confusing, or at least the reporting of magnitudes in the newspapers 'confuses the public.

— Charles Francis Richter

I have a sense of humor; but over the years that sense has developed one blind spot. I can no longer laugh at ignorance or stupidity. Those are our chief enemies, and it is dangerous to make fun of them.

— Charles Francis Richter

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