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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.
The earthquake occurred at 20:46 in some 79 km from Samarkand and Kashkadarya cities at magnitude 4.
Three earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan on early Sunday morning (August 11), with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 5, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The earthquake was magnitude 4 in the epicentre, up to magnitude 3 in the surrounding regions.
Aftershocks are possible from the magnitude 5.6 and magnitude 5 earthquakes that jolted Davao Occidental and Northern Samar on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
A magnitude 5.8 aftershock struck Itbayat town in Batanes on Saturday morning following the stronger magnitude 5.9 quake that earlier hit the town.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): Three separate earthquakes between the magnitude of 3.2 and 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit parts of Haryana, Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
Aftershock jolts North Cotabato anew !-- -- Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines A magnitude 3 earthquake, another aftershock of the magnitude 5.6 quake that occurred on July 9, hit Makilala, North Cotabato yesterday.
Then at 1:04 a.m, a 3.5 magnitude tremor was plotted 60 kilometers (km) northeast of General Luna town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province, with a shallow depth of only 6 km.