Slight earthquake in Rajasthan, no damage reported

Jaipur/New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A “slight” intensity earthquake shook Rajasthan late on Thursday night, the met department said. There were no reports of any casualty or property damage.

According to the India Meteorological Department, a temblor measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale and classed as of “slight intensity” was recorded ar 11.27 p.m. with its epicentre at a point 27.6 degrees north latitude and 75.6 East longitude in the state’s Sikar district.

Mild tremors were felt in some parts of Rajasthan including state capital Jaipur, leading to people, especially residents of high-rise buildings, rushing out in panic.

“It happened around 11.27 or so….I was sleeping and suddenly my bed started to shake… till the time I woke up and was able to understand that it was a quake, the shaking stopped,” said Jitendra Singh, who lives on the third floor in a high-rise building in Jaipur’s Tilak Nagar.

“I was working on my desktop computer….suddenly for few seconds my chair started to shake. I just got up and came out of my house,” said Ashok Kumar, a resident of the old city.

Shocks were also felt in Sikar, Ajmer and Jhunjhunu among other cities and towns.

“I did feel thing around me shaking, but only for few seconds,” said Durgesh, a resident of Chomu near Jaipur.

There are no reports of any loss of life or property in the state so far.

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