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...maps of global seismicity. Using Milne's seismograph scientists in the British empire had set up the first uniform, international network. In the 1930s Charles Francis Richter and Beno Gutenberg developed a standard scale to measure the relative sizes of earthquake sources, commonly called the Richter scale. It is one of several magnitude scales in use today. Gutenberg and Richter also wrote textbooks that became standards in the field. Seismology figured among the founding six sections at the first meeting of the International Union of Geodesy and...