Hungary hit by strongest earthquake since 1985

Filed on January 30, 2011

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Rescue officials say parts of western Hungary and Budapest, the capital city, have been affected by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake, the strongest in the country since 1985.

The National Disaster Management Agency said Saturday that there have been no reports no injuries so far. Buildings are understood to have suffered minor damage, including small cracks and falling plasterwork.

The mayor’s office says bridges and underpasses will be inspected to ensure their safety.

The quake was centered near the town of Oroszlany, 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Budapest.

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