Earthquake in Jaipur: People Evacuate Homes After Shaking

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Earthquake in Jaipur

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 jolted Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India, in the early hours of Friday morning. The tremors were felt at around 4:09 am local time, and were followed by two smaller earthquakes, one of magnitude 3.1 and the other of magnitude 3.4.

The earthquake was centered near the town of Chaksu, about 25 kilometers south of Jaipur. It was felt across a wide area, including in the neighboring states of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

There were no reports of casualties or major damage from the earthquake. However, some people were reportedly shaken up and evacuated their homes.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. It is not yet clear what caused the earthquake, but the NCS said that it is likely due to the movement of tectonic plates in the region.

The NCS has advised people to stay away from buildings that have been damaged in the earthquake, and to be aware of the possibility of aftershocks.

What to do in the event of an earthquake:

  • If you are indoors, stay calm and move to a safe place, such as under a sturdy table or desk.
  • If you are outdoors, move to a clear area away from buildings and trees.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and stop.
  • Stay tuned to local radio or television for updates.

Earthquake preparedness:

  • Have a plan for what to do in the event of an earthquake.
  • Make sure you have a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies.
  • Secure heavy furniture and appliances.
  • Install earthquake-resistant supports in your home.
  • Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity in your home.

By being prepared, you can help to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the event of an earthquake.

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