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M4.0 Alwar Earthquake, 2006


29 November 2006


SE of Maujpur, Rajasthan


11:11:14 UTC (05:41:14 IST)


27.348 N (USGS PDE)


76.830 E (USGS PDE)


10 kms (USGS PDE)


Mb 4.0 (USGS PDE)

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A light earthquake struck the Alwar region in north-eastern Rajasthan on 29 November 2006 at 11:11 local time causing minor damage to property and at least one death. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.0 and was felt at many places in the region and as far as Delhi.

The earthquake was centred 2.6 kms SE of Maujpur (Rajasthan), India,
2.9 kms SE of Lachhmangarh (Rajasthan), India,
21.3 kms W of Malakhera (Rajasthan), India,
32.5 kms ESE of Alwar (Rajasthan), India,
66.8 kms WNW of Bharatpur (Rajasthan), India,
113 kms ENE of Jaipur (Rajasthan), India,
116 kms WNW of Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India,
144 kms SSW of Connaught Place, Delhi (Delhi), India.

A 11-year old girl died of cardiac arrest in the village of Chatarpura in the Bansura area of Alwar district. Two students were injured after falling from the roof of their school at Narayanpur. Tremors were strongly felt in Alwar and a few buildings developed cracks. many people ran outdoors in the city. Schools & colleges were closed and the main hospital temporarily moved patients out into the open. The transmission tower of a cellphone company bent near Bhagatsingh Chauraha in Alwar. Elsewhere in the city, cracks developed in numerous buildings including those belonging to ICICI bank, Arya Girl's School and Police lines. Tremors were also felt in parts of Bharatpur district as well as far as Delhi. Rumours were rife following the tremor and in one amusing incident it was alleged that lava and smoke began spewing from a canal at Nayabas. Police and fire brigade personnel arrived at the scene only to discover the cause of the smoke was due to burning polythene bags.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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