Jaipur, India – Three earthquakes were felt in Jaipur, Rajasthan in the early hours of Friday in a span of half an hour. The latest earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred at around 4.22 am, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The earthquake, measuring magnitude 3.4, and awakened sleeping residents, leaving them terrified and scrambling for safety. The impact was felt across the city, with reports suggesting that the tremors extended to neighboring areas as well. Immediate assessments of the damages and casualties are yet to be reported.
As news of the earthquake spread rapidly, authorities, including emergency response teams and disaster management personnel, quickly sprang into action.
Eyewitnesses have described scenes of chaos and fear as people rushed out of their homes and sought open spaces for safety.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.1, Occurred on 21-07-2023, 04:22:57 IST, Lat: 26.67 & Long: 75.70, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India,” the NCS tweeted.
Some local residents and other platforms are also sharing video clips of the earthquake at Jaipur.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted, “Earthquake tremors have been felt at other places in the state including Jaipur. I hope you all are safe!”
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Given the seismic history of the area, Jaipur’s local government and disaster preparedness agencies have been continuously working on disaster management plans to enhance resilience and minimize the impact of such natural calamities. Today’s earthquake will undoubtedly serve as a wake-up call to reevaluate and improve existing measures further.
As the situation unfolds, authorities are urging citizens to remain cautious and vigilant. It is essential for residents to avoid spreading rumors and instead rely on verified information from official sources. Social media platforms are being monitored to counter any misinformation that may lead to unnecessary panic.
Residents of Jaipur and surrounding regions are also being advised to check their properties for damages before re-entering their homes. Additionally, they should be prepared for potential aftershocks, which are common following significant earthquakes.
The Jaipur earthquake serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of seismic events and the importance of being prepared for emergencies. While we await further updates on the situation, it is a time for solidarity, compassion, and resilience as the city comes together to overcome this challenging time.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.
Disclaimer: This article is based on initial reports and may be subject to change as more details emerge.