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mag·ni·tude

(mag'ni-tūd),
Size or extent.
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I remember that our astronomer, one day, spoke of the nature and magnitude of the sun.
This stately tree, which is rarely met with upon the Sandwich Islands, and then only of a very inferior quality, and at Tahiti does not abound to a degree that renders its fruit the principal article of food, attains its greatest excellence in the genial climate of the Marquesan group, where it grows to an enormous magnitude, and flourishes in the utmost abundance.
The deeper we delve in search of these causes the more of them we find; and each separate cause or whole series of causes appears to us equally valid in itself and equally false by its insignificance compared to the magnitude of the events, and by its impotence- apart from the cooperation of all the other coincident causes- to occasion the event.
As soon as he arrived in Petersburg, people began to talk about him as a newly risen star of the first magnitude. A schoolfellow of Vronsky's and of the same age, he was a general and was expecting a command, which might have influence on the course of political events; while Vronsky, independent and brilliant and beloved by a charming woman though he was, was simply a cavalry captain who was readily allowed to be as independent as ever he liked.
Meanwhile, aftershocks were recorded in Batanes on Saturday, exactly a week after the magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes jolted the province, according to Phivolcs.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 shook Palghar district in Maharashtra at around 9:17 am following a 3.2 magnitudes earthquake in Haryana's Sonipat around 7:43 and a 5.5 magnitudes one in East Kameng region at around 4:24 am, according to the India Metrological Department (IMD).
Nine earthquakes struck the two island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes with magnitudes ranging from 1.8 to 3.3 on Thursday night until Friday evening, a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Saturday.
Thank God, they were just light tremors with magnitudes ranging from 3.
It was followed by four aftershocks with magnitudes 5.3, 5, 5.2 and 4.8.
At 147x, I noticed that NGC 6842 is accompanied eastward by a pair of stars, magnitudes 13.7 and 14.6, the latter almost touching the disk (closer still is a third star, magnitude 15.9, visible in images).
Nearly 92 percent of the aftershocks had magnitudes between 2.0 and 2.9, and 7.3 percent had magnitudes between 3.0 and 3.9, according to the KMA.
The new estimates show larger rupture areas and stronger magnitudes. Irvine, California-bsed CoreLogic says the new science being used identifies three aspects that risk managers should be aware of: A general increase in the frequency of magnitude 5.0 to 6.5 events, a decrease in the frequency of magnitude 6.5 to 7.5 events, and an increase in frequency for events falling in the 7.5 magnitude range or higher.