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Three minor earthquakes in Hungary on New Year’s Day

Three minor earthquakes in Hungary on New Year’s Day

Budapest, January 1 (MTI) – An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale was reported from the north of Hungary at 3.22pm on Thursday, the spokesperson for the local disaster management agency told MTI.

The epicentre of the quake was near the village of Iliny. This was the third earthquake reported on New Year’s Day, Eszter Angyal said.

In nine cases there were reports of broken floors and cracked walls, she said.

The first earthquake was 3.9 on the Richter scale registered at 7.43am and the next one was a Richter 4 at 11.45am.

Fina Aristic

Disaster management staff have been examining vulnerable facilities in the area for possible dangerous exposure or damage.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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