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
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.
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
India Meteorological Department (IMD),
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