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some on SE don't know:
Developed by a CalTech scientist. Not the only scale, but the best known.
Logarithmic, so each 1.0 increase - 10x stronger.
IOW, a 7.0 is VERY scary (my personal worst was 6.4), and the 9.0 of December was 100 times stronger!
Regards, Doug safe in New Mexico