Amplitudes can be measured automatically from waveforms
During phase picking by scautopick with generally fixed time windows due to the absence of knowledge about source parameters or by,
and interactively using scolv.
Amplitude measurements for some magnitude types require or allow the simulation
of instruments such as
Wood-Anderson torsion seismometers
(Richter , Uhrhammer and Collins ),
The calibration parameters describing the Wood-Anderson seismometer are
configurable in global bindings or global module configuration:
amplitudes.WoodAnderson.h. Specifically, the difference in magnitude
due to configuration using original values listed in
Richter  and updated ones given in Uhrhammer and Collins 
result in a constant offset of 0.13 in those magnitudes which apply
Wood-Anderson simulation, e.g. ML,
The computation of station magnitudes can be regionalized. This means that for a specific region different conditions apply for computing magnitudes. The conditions include calibration curves, distance and depth ranges, etc. Regionalization is achieved by adding magnitude-type profiles in the magnitudes section of global module configuration parameters.
Network magnitudes are computed automatically by scmag or interactively by scolv from station magnitudes based on averaging station magnitudes. The averaging methods applied by scmag are configurable by magnitudes.average.
In order to account for different phenomena related to magnitude computation including magnitude saturation and application of different magnitude types at specific distance and depth ranges of the sources a summary magnitude can be computed by scmag from network magnitudes.