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Jan 26, 2017

Budapest rocked by minor earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale

The earthquake could be felt in several districts but caused no reported damage. A measurement of 2.2 on the Richter scale is classed as a “minor" earthquake

Hungary experienced an earthquake on Tuesday that measured 2.2 on the Richter scale in the south of Budapest, it has been revealed.

According to index.hu, the earthquake was recorded at the Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory, as well as reports from people around the area that felt the quake.

The earthquake could be felt in several districts but caused no reported damage. A measurement of 2.2 on the Richter scale is classed as a “minor" earthquake.

The largest quakes measured in Hungary occured on April 23, 2013 in Heves county, measuring 4.8, and on August 15, 1985, Berhida experienced an earthquake of 4.9, which caused significant amounts of damage.