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
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=4.3
and was felt in parts of Jaipur and the neighbouring districts.
The earthquake was centred
4.2 kms W of Jatwara
18.2 kms W of Dausa (Rajasthan), India,
34.9 kms E of Jaipur (Rajasthan), India,
62.5 kms E of Bagru (Rajasthan),
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.
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