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.
was centred 2.6 kms SE of Maujpur (Rajasthan), India,
2.9 kms SE of Lachhmangarh (Rajasthan),
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.
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