Earthquake tremors in Jaipur

Earthquake tremors in Jaipur late in the night

Earthquakes that hit Nepal late in the night on Tuesday trembled in 8 districts of the state including Jaipur, and Alwar, and people in panic.


The tremors of the strong earthquake that hit the neighbouring country Nepal on Tuesday night have also been felt in Jaipur including 8 other districts of Rajasthan. Earthquake tremors occurred in these districts at around 1:57 pm. No loss of life or property. 

The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded as 6.3 on the Richter scale. Its center was about 10 km below the ground in Doti district of Nepal, situated in the lap of the Himalayas. These tremors came in the eastern parts of Rajasthan in more than 8 districts of the state. 

Although they were mild and there was no report of any loss of life or property, people remained nervous for a long time. Most of the people were in deep sleep at that time when the earthquake tremors occurred at night. Due to this, most people don’t even know about the earthquake.

The first earthquake occurred at around 1:57 in the night. Its intensity was measured to be 6.3 and the vibration was felt till Rajasthan. Apart from Jaipur, the earthquake also had a mild effect in some parts of Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur. 

One after the other three earthquakes

Earthquake tremors were felt in Nepal after around 1.57 pm at around 3:15 pm and in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand at 6:27 am. The intensity of the earthquake that occurred in Nepal at 3:15 pm was 3.6 while in Uttarakhand it was 4.3. 

According to preliminary information, no major damage has been done in both the places due to the lack of intensity. An earthquake of magnitude 2.0 or 3.0 on this scale is mild, while a magnitude of 6 means strong.

Intensities of the earthquake 

0-1.9  = There will be mild tremors. 

2-2.9 = Effect like a truck passing by. 

3-3.9 = Windows may break, wall hangings can fall. 

4-4.9  = Furniture can move and cracks may appear in the houses. 

5-5.9  = Raw houses can collapse, Building foundations can crack, Damage may cause to upper floors 

6-6.9 =  Buildings, houses collapse, enough damage as happened in Bhuj in 2001 and in Nepal in 2015. 

7-7.9  = Large bridges, including buildings, also collapse. Tsunami threat. 

8-8.9 = Most devastating. Earth can be seen waving, Big Tsunami, as occurred in Japan in 2011 after the 9.1 earthquake

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