Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 11:34 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.3 quake Seram, Indonesia, 31 October 11:50 UTC, which followed after 16 minutes.
Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 11:34 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 58 km depth

31 Oct 11:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Oct 31 11:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 55.0 to 61.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 58.0 km.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2017 11:34:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.77°S / 127.81°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SW of Ambon (pop: 355,600)
132 km (82 mi) SW of Amahai (Central Maluku Regency) (pop: 47,700)
500 km (311 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
502 km (312 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
509 km (317 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
588 km (365 mi) E of Kendari (pop: 195,000)
671 km (417 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2339 km (1453 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.958 kmSeram, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.748 km- 53km WSW of Hila, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.843 kmSeram, IndonesiaGeoAu

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