(21 May 1850 - 19 Mar 1914)
Quotes by others about Giuseppe Mercalli (1)
Magnitude may be compared to the power output in kilowatts of a [radio] broadcasting station; local intensity, on the Mercalli or similar scale, is then comparable to the signal strength noted on a receiver at a given locality. Intensity, like signal strength, will generally fall off with distance from the source; it will also depend on local conditions at the point of observation, and to some extent on the conditions along the path from source to that point.
- 21 May - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Mercalli's birth.