Jaipur: Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur witnessed earthquake of 4.4 magnitude today. National Center for Seismology revealed that the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred on July 21 was roughly 9 km away from Jaipur. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km. Moreover, few minutes after the earthquake the after shock was also felt which was 3.1 magnitude. The earthquake occurred at 4.09 am and the aftershocks were felt after just thirteen minutes at 4.22 am. Several videos that recorded the quake have surfaced on the internet.
As per report, Jaipur witnessed not one not two but three earthquakes in a time spam of just half an hour on Friday morning. The first earthquake occurred at 4:09 a.m. the second one was at 4:22 a.m. and the third occurred immediately after the second one, which is at 4:25 a.m. Many people immediately ran out of their homes in panic. Some people reported that they heard blast like sound. However, people shared the video of the earthquake asking everyone to be safe.
Fourth earthquake in Jaipur went unnoticed
Murari Lal Meena who is the minister for tourism and civil aviation of Rajasthan took on to Twitter and said, “Earthquake in Jaipur. I hope you all are safe!”. Along with him, Ex-Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje also wrote a tweet and said “Earthquake tremors have been felt at other places in the state including Jaipur. I hope you all are safe!”. Meanwhile, National Centre for Seismology(NCS) revealed that the fourth and the last earthquake had occurred at 4.31am. But because the magnitude was 2.5, it did not come to notice.
Furthermore, the reason behind blast-like sound was asked to Radhey Shyam Sharma, Director Met office, Jaipur. He explained that, “Earthquake makes underground vibrations thus the vibrations underground makes noise. Also the window grills, other instruments, iron channel gates and all when vibrated together collectively made a sound which gave us that impactful sound.” The tremors were felt especially in Walled City areas including Chandpole Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Badi Chaupar. People living in multi-storey apartments decided to go on the ground floor and vacate their building. As a result, a group of young people started to chant the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at Mansarover.