Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 05:19 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Molucca Sea, 182 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 10 September 2014 02:46 GMT, which had occurred 2 hours and 33 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 05:19 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 63 km depth

10 Sep 05:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 10 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 63.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Sep 2014 05:19:23 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.27°S / 125.23°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
179 km (111 mi) SSE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SSE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) S of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SSE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ESE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) ENE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WSW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
2145 km (1333 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SE of Libuton Laga Island --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NE of Pulau Bokan Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.763 kmSouthern Molucca SeaGFZ
M 5.654 km MOLUCCA SEAEMSC
M 5.648 km126km SE of Modayag, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.548 kmSouthern Molucca SeaGeoAu

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 192 km south of Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 05:19 (GMT)
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