Kiyoo Wadati
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Kiyoo Wadati
Kiyoo Wadati
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BornSeptember 8, 1902
Nagoya, Japan
DiedJanuary 5, 1995 (1995-01-06) (aged 92)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materImperial University of Tokyo
Known forWadati-Benioff zone
Scientific career
InstitutionsCentral Meteorological Observatory
InfluencesCharles Richter

Kiyoo Wadati ( , Wadachi 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]

See also


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

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