Hungary hit by strongest quake since 1985

Parts of western Hungary, Budapest have been affected by 4.8 magnitude quake.

Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 08:54 AM IST

Budapest: 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 on Saturday that there have been no reports of 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 centred near the town of Oroszlany, 70 kilometres west of Budapest.

Bureau Report