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M4.3 Jaipur Earthquake, 2006

Date:

24 December 2006

Epicentre:

W of Jatwara, Rajasthan

Time:

22:43:26 UTC (04:13:26 IST)

Latitude:

26.881 N (PDE)

Longitude:

76.154 E (PDE)

Depth:

10 kms (PDE)

Magnitude:

Mb 4.3 (PDE)

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A light earthquake struck the Jaipur region in north-eastern Rajasthan on 24 December 2006 at 04:13 local time causing minor panic and slight damage in the region. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.3 and was felt in parts of Jaipur and the neighbouring districts.

The earthquake was centre
d 4.2 kms W of Jatwara (Rajasthan), india,
18.2 kms W of Dausa (Rajasthan), India,
34.9 kms E of Jaipur (Rajasthan), India,
62.5 kms E of Bagru (Rajasthan), India,
88.1 kms SSW of Alwar (Rajasthan), India,
130 kms SE of Sikar (Rajasthan), India,
159 kms ENE of Ajmer (Rajasthan), India,
195 kms N of Kota (Rajasthan), India,
221 kms SSW of Connaught Place, Delhi (Delhi), India
.

A few buildings developed cracks in the Lalsot area of Dausa district and in the Harbhavta area of Tonk district. In one instance at Hindupura near Khirni in Sawai Madhopur district, the shock was strong enough to open doors including that of a refrigerator.

Tremors from the earthquake were felt in many parts of Jaipur for up to 30-seconds. Shocks were distinctly felt in the city's Mansarovar and Sanganer areas. Minor hairline cracks developed in a building in the Bajaj Nagar-Malviya Nagar area of the city. Several people were woken up from their sleep and many ran outdoors. There was some anxiety in the city as many thought they had experienced tremors from a much larger earthquake elsewhere in the region. Peacocks were heard crying out restlessly following the tremor in the city's Bani Park area.

Tremors were also felt in the Udaipur area of the district of Jhunjhunu as well at at Bassi, Dausa, Kotputli and Tonk. At Dataramgarh in Sikar district people were woken up and heard doors & windows rattling. At Dausa, kitchen utensils were displaced and the shock was distinctly felt by people in multi-storied buildings. Elsewhere in Dausa district, tremors were experienced at Bilona Bala, Bagdi, Daulatpura, Didwana, Ramgarh Pachwara, Shyampura Kala, Suratpura and Talabgaon. Light tremors were also felt in Bandikui, Bhandaraj and Sikandara. Bhandaraj. At Tonk in Tonk district, people heard kitchen utensils, doors & windows rattling and people ran went outdoors. Tremors of comparable intensity were also felt at Chaipura, Harbhavta, Hingonia, Jaisinghpura, Jhirana, Lohara, Piplu and Rajvaas. In Sawai Madhopur district, it was felt at Bauli where people were woken up.  Elsewhere in the district, the tremor was felt at Bamanwas and Bhagwatgarh.


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