Magnitude 5.9 quake hits near Flores in Indonesia, says USGS

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, hit about 250km south-west of Ende on Flores. It was later downgraded by the USGS to a magnitude of 5.9.
The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, hit about 250km south-west of Ende on Flores. It was later downgraded by the USGS to a magnitude of 5.9.PHOTO: USGS

WASHINGTON - An earthquake was recorded near the southern Indonesian island of Flores, the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday (Oct 2), four days after a devastating quake on Sulawesi island.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, hit about 250km south-west of Ende on Flores. It was later downgraded by the USGS to a magnitude of 5.9.

There were no immediate tsunami alerts or reports of casualties or damage.