Magnitude 6.2 quake hits near Flores in Indonesia

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits near Flores in Indonesia

ENDE (Flores),. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 was recorded near the southern Indonesian island of Flores, the US Geological Survey said this morning, four days after a devastating quake on Sulawesi island killed at least 844 people.

The quake, which hit about 250km southwest of Ende on Flores, was later downgraded by the USGS to a magnitude of 5.9. There were no immediate tsunami alerts or reports of casualties or damage. — Reuters