Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 12:37 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake Seram, Indonesia, 31 October 11:50 UTC, which had occurred 47 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Seram, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 12:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Oct 12:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2017 12:37:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.81°S / 127.89°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Banda Api (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600)
126 km (78 mi) WSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700)
497 km (309 mi) SW of Sorong (pop: 125,500)
507 km (315 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
515 km (320 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
597 km (371 mi) E of Kendari (pop: 195,000)
679 km (422 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900)
2347 km (1458 mi) E of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.710 kmSeram, IndonesiaGFZ
M 5.739 km- 38km WSW of Amahusu, IndonesiaUSGS
M 6.020 kmSeram, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
M 5.636 kmSeram, IndonesiaGeoAu

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