earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as "light") occurred
in the southern Aravalli range in Rajsamand district, Rajasthan,
on 10 November 2010
at 04:16 AM
local time in India.
It had a magnitude of Mb=4.5 and was widely felt in southern and
central Rajasthan as well as in adjacent parts of Madhya Pradesh
causing widespread minor damage as well as one injury.
The earthquake was centred
5 km NE of Kot (Rajasthan),
19.7 kms SW of Devgarh (Rajasthan), India,
26.8 kms NNE of Desuri (Rajasthan), India,
49 kms NW of Rajsamand (Rajasthan), India,
52.9 kms SE of Pali (Rajasthan), India,
92.6 kms W of Bhilwara (Rajasthan), India,
99 kms N of Udaipur (Rajasthan), India,
143 kms SW of Ajmer (Rajasthan), India,
146 kms NE of Abu Road (Rajasthan), India.
If you felt this earthquake, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire.
At least one person was injured when
the roof of a house
collapsed in the Kumbhalgarh area in Rajsamand district. Two
buildings developed cracks at Rajsamand, one at Mohi, a school at
Baithumi in the Gilund area
and the door of a house was broken at Majera in the same district.
At Lawasardargarh, the roof of a house was damaged and cracks
developed in the walls of the same building. Buildings also
developed cracks in Ajmer district. A few buildings also developed
cracks in the town of Bhilwara at Santosh Colony, Shastrinagar and
Rameshchandra Vyaas Nagar. Kuccha buildings also developed cracks at
Ahore in Jalore district. At least two dozen buildings developed
cracks in the Raipur Marwar area most notably in the Asan Jillelav
village where 8-10 buildings developed cracks in the Pali district.
Cracks also developed in buildings at Bisalpur, Khadawa, Marwad
Junction, Narlai, Lunawa and Sewadi in Pali district. A felt report from Udaipur
said minor cracks were noted in walls after the earthquake. Some
buildings in Dudhakhedi and Riyawan in Madhya Pradesh's Piploda
district also developed cracks.
This earthquake was
felt strongly at Rajsamand in Rajsamand district, including at Dhoinda, Kankroli and
Rajanagar, sending many people running outdoors in panic.
It was accompanied by a loud rumbling
sound for close to 25-seconds. Birds were frightened awake.
Kitchen utensils fell down and doors were heard rattling. Residents
said the earthquake was accompanied by a loud rumbling like a fast
moving train. Two buildings developed cracks at Rajsamand, one at
Mohi, in a primary school at Baithumi in the Gilund area
and the door of a house was broken at Majera in the same district.
At least one person was injured when the roof of a house collapsed
in Kumbhalgarh. Many people ran outdoors and there was considerable
panic at Kumbhalgarh after the earthquake. Strong tremors were felt in Nathdwara and people ran
outdoors. In the Rampura area of this town people thought burglars
were climbing on the roof. In the Bhawato ka Kheda area people
rushed outdoors and gathered outside the Charbhuja Mandir. People
also ran outdoors at Sema when the heard doors and windows rattling. At Kotharia, a clock was thrown off a wall. Strong shocks were felt in
the villages of Bagol, Kanthwa, Machind, Mandiyana, Pakhand, Pabcha,
Sayo ka Kheda and Shishoda in the Nathdwara area. At Devgarh, the
earthquake was felt for close to 30-seconds. Kitchen utensils were
knocked down, birds were frightened and people rushed outdoors.
Kitchen utensils were knocked down at Amet and Dariba. People went
outdoors at Agria, Gilund, Kelva and Relmagra. In the
neighrbourhood of Agria, it was felt at Bhakaroda, Devda, Jetpura,
Pipaliya, Saprao and Siyana. Kitchen utensils rattled at Barar.
People were woken up at Dilwara. Tremors were felt in several
villages in the Kuraj and Lasani areas. At Lawasardargarh, the roof
of a house was damaged and cracks developed in the walls of the same
building. In the Lawasardargarh area people in the villages of
Amartiya, Budrapura, Jhaur, Lodhiana, Murda, Olna ka Kheda, Panotiya,
Ravo ka Kheda and Veervaas were woken up by a loud rumbling sound
and many collected in open spaces.
This earthquake was
widely felt in central and southern Rajasthan. In Ajmer district,
one person in Ajmer awoke to the sound of a television set falling
to the floor and saw articles on a table shaking. Elsewhere in Ajmer
district it was felt at Beawar, Mangaliyawas, Masuda, Nagola,
Nasirabad, Pisangan, Sampla and Srinagar. In Bhilwara district,
tremors were felt at Asind, Badner, Bhilwara, Bigod, Gangapur,
Gulabpura, Hurda and Maandal. People were woken up by the tremor and
doors and windows were heard rattling. A few buildings also
developed cracks in the town of Bhilwara at Santosh Colony,
Shastrinagar and Rameshchandra Vyaas Nagar. Kitchen utensils were
also knocked over in a few instances in Bhilwara. Elsewhere in the
town the earthquake was felt at Ashok Colony, Azadnagar, Bapunagar,
Chaprasi Colony, Gandhinagar, Kashipura, Pur, Sanganer, Subhashnagar
and Vivekanand where people were woken up. In Bundi district it was
felt by a few people who were awake at Purohit and Sheetal Lanes in
Bundi and at Sumerganjmandi in Indragarh. Mild tremors were also
felt at Chittaurgarh in Chittaurgarh district. In Chittaurgarh, it
was felt at Khatik Mohalla, Pratapnagar, Seti and Shastrinagar. In
the Khatik Mohalla area people ran outdoors and gathered in open
spaces. People also went outdoors at Pratapnagar. In the Tejaji
Chowk area window panes were heard rattling and some people began
shouting out in panic. Elsewhere in the district it was felt at
Aakola, Badisaddi, Bhadesar, Bhupalsagar, Kapasan and Nimbaheda.
Mild tremors were also felt at Dungarpur in Dungarpur district. Mild
tremors were also felt at Sambhar and in high-rise buildings as far
as Jaipur in Jaipur district. In Jalore district, people were woken
up at Jalore and kitchen utensils were heard rattling. mild tremors
were felt in Ahore and the adjoining area. People were woken up and
went outdoors. A few kucchha buildings also developed cracks. In
Siyana, people were woken up by the earthquake, some went outdoors
and tin roof sheets were heard rattling. It was also mildly felt at
Gudabalotan. In Jodhpur district it was felt at Bilwara, Jodhpur and
Phalauda. In Jodhpur itself, tremors were felt in several parts of
the city including at Housing Board, Pratapnagar, Ratanada and Shastrinagar; tremors were
felt for as long as 20-seconds in the Housing Board area and many
people went outdoors. In Pali district, doors and windows rattled at
Sojat while at Sumerpur people were woken up and gathered in open
spaces. At Nimach, it was felt by a few people and in isolated
instances knocked over kitchen utensils. In the Nimach area it was
also felt at Asarlai and Moharlai. At least two dozen buildings
developed cracks in the Raipur Marwar area most notably in the Asan Jillelav village where 8-10 buildings developed cracks. Here
tremors were accompanied by a loud rumbling noise. Cracks also
developed in buildings at Bisalpur, Khadawa, Marwad Junction, Narlai,
Lunawa and Sewadi. People ran outdoors and Pali and Falna. At
Desuri, Ghanerao, Jairatan and , people rushed outdoors in panic and
gathered in open space. Doors and windows were rattled and kitchen
utensils knocked down. Residents of Desuri and Ghanerao, where the
tremor was accompanied by a loud noise, were afraid to return to
their homes fearing further stronger shocks. People were also
frightened at Giri while at Bisalpur, Devalikala, Dhanla, Nadol,
Narlai, Rani and Sanderao people went outdoors. Tremors were also
felt at Babra, Khimel and Takhtgarh. In Pratapgarh district, it was
felt mildly at Awaleshwar, Gandher, Mokhampura, Pratapgarh and
Sakhariya. Kitchen utensils and articles in shops were knocked over
at Mokhampura and Sakhariya. In Sirohi district, the earthquake was also felt in the
villages of Khindawa, Lunawa and Siyawa in the Abu Road region. At
Abu Road and Sirohi people were woken up and kitchen utensils were
heard rattling. In Udaipur district, it was felt at Udaipur,
especially by people in the upper floors of buildings. Doors and
windows rattled and animals were disturbed. A felt report from Udaipur
said minor cracks were noted in walls after the earthquake.
Tremors were also felt by a few people at Dudhakhedi, Jhalwa,
Piplauda and Riyawan in the Jaora and Piplauda blocks in Ratlam
district, Madhya Pradesh. Some buildings in Dudhakhedi and Riyawan
developed cracks. In north Gujarat, this earthquake was felt in
Banaskantha, Patan and Sabarkantha districts. People went outdoors
at Amirgarh and Palanpur in Banaskantha district as well as at
Himatnagar and Idar in Sabarkantha district. At Palampur, loose
objects were overturned.
The depth of this event reported by the NEIC is 130.9
± 6.9 kilometres.
This value has not been restricted by a geophysicist and might
change in a future revision of this event. The Russian array at
Obninsk has also estimated the depth of the focus to 70 kilometres.
These values are some what unusual for this region as past
seismicity has tended to be much shallower. The IMD depth of 3.8
kilometres fits well with regional seismicity patterns. However, the
unusually large felt area does seem to indicate a much deeper focus.