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M4.1 Jalore Earthquake, 2004


19 February 2004


SE of Jalore, Rajasthan


02:40:49 UTC (08:10:49 IST)


25.300 N (IMD)


72.662 E (IMD)


7.9 kms (IMD)


ML 4.1 (IMD)

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A light earthquake struck the district of Jalore in south-eastern Rajasthan, on 19 February 2004 at 08:10 AM local time causing some panic in parts of the region. The earthquake had a magnitude of ML=4.1.

The earthquake was centred 6.7 kilometres SE of Jalore (Rajasthan), India,
17.9 kilometres N of Sena (Rajasthan), India,
28.8 kilometres SW of Sankwali (Rajasthan), India,
49.6 kilometres NW of Sirohi (Rajasthan), India,
72.6 kilometres SE of Balotra (Rajasthan), India,
89 kilometrese ESE of Sikar (Rajasthan), India,
115 kilometres SW of Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India.
132 kilometres NW of Udaipur (Rajasthan), India.

Tremors felt for 4-5 seconds in the districts of Barmer, Jalore, Pali and Sirohi in western Rajasthan. In Balotra, people were frightened by the earthquake and late risers were woken up by the shock. Many ran outdoors and stayed there for sometime holding up traffic. A small aftershock was felt in the town few moments after the mainshock and added to the panic. Also felt in the neighbouring villages and towns of Asada, Asotra, Budiwada, Jasol, Kalyanpur, Kaludi, Kinanapar, Lusarana, Patodi, Sarbari and Tapra. Doors and iron roofs were heard rattling slightly at Pachpadra and people went outdoors. It was also felt at Barmer and Siwana in Barmer district. People also ran outdoors at Siwana and the atmosphere remained tense for sometime.

Tremors were felt for 5-seconds in Mount Abu and the rest of Sirohi district. At Mount Abu it was felt by many and many came outdoors. A few utensils were displaced and in some instances people having breakfast saw tea spilling from tea cups. Tremors were also felt in the higher reaches of the Aravalli range as well as at Mandar, Kalindri, Raniwara, Reodhar and Shivganj. Some people went outdoors. It was felt lightly at Abu Road and also in Jalore City. Loud rumbling was heard and the shock was felt for 4-5 seconds. People in the old part of Jalore ran into the streets and lanes toward open areas and the "maidan". Elsewhere it was felt at Bheenmal, Jaswantpura, Ramsen, Saylahore and the surrounding areas in Jalore district as well as by a few at Mewar. At Sirohi, it was not felt by all but a few felt slight shaking and utensils rattled slightly. Also felt in the adjoining rural areas. Shocks were also experienced at Sumerpur, Takhatgadh and other places in Pali district.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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