Kiyoo Wadati

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Kiyoo Wadati
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Born September 8, 1902
Nagoya, Japan
Died January 5, 1995
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Fields seismology
Institutions Central Meteorological Observatory
Alma mater Imperial University of Tokyo
Known for Wadati-Benioff zone
Influences Charles Richter

Professor Kiyoo Wadati (和達 清夫 Wadati Kiyoo?, September 8, 1902 - January 5, 1995) was an early seismologist at the Central Meteorological Observatory of Japan (now known as the Japan Meteorological Agency), researching deep (subduction zone) earthquakes. His name is attached to the Wadati-Benioff zone. It was Wadati's 1928 paper on shallow and deep earthquakes, comparing maximum below surface displacement against distance from the epicentre, which led Charles Richter to develop his earthquake magnitude scale in 1935.[1]

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  1. ^ Suzuki, Yasumoto (2008). "Wadati, Kiyoo". Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography 25. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 199–201. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

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