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what does it stand for that 強? M5 is standing for magnitude 5, and 強 could mean "a less more than"?

周辺ではその後も、M5強の地震が続いた。

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    In case anyone is wondering, 「M5強」 is read 「マグニチュードごきょう」. – l'électeur May 20 '18 at 4:09
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It means 'a bit more than magnitude 5'. The alternative is M5弱, 'a bit under M5'.

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  • Does it mean 地震の強度? Doesn't? – user29959 May 22 '18 at 15:06
  • @QING I don't think so, if I understand your question. 'M5強' is short for 'M5より少し強い'. – Sjiveru May 22 '18 at 21:36

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