Reading the Wikipedia article can be either fascinating or not. Not everyone feels the joy of measurement devices. I feel they have an ancient like allure, Steampunk pluck, a treasure (to be able to collect), and discovery chic. Alas, I have no room for a Seismograph.
On the left column is a link to the USGS Earthquake Maps' page. Geology is one of my interests, and the Richter scale is tops in that regard along with the telescope.
Life can feel as if it is on a Richter scale measurement. Little things go ten times what they were on other days, years, and ages.
For your celebration happiness...a close up of the Plume Moth.