Unravelling Jaipur’s Night of Tremors: Earthquake Trilogy Strikes the Pink City
In the early hours of a serene Friday morning, Jaipur, the enchanting Pink City of Rajasthan, India, experienced an unprecedented trilogy of earthquakes that sent tremors through the hearts of its residents. As the clock struck 4:09 am, the city’s tranquillity was shaken by the first quake, registering a magnitude of 4.4 at a depth of 10 kilometers. This seismic jolt was followed by two more temblors, the latest one measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale, striking at 4:25 am, while the second registered at 3.1 just three minutes earlier at 4:22 am. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) swiftly responded to the seismic events, providing real-time updates on each earthquake’s location and depth.
Despite the series of alarming shakes, the Pink City’s resilience shone through, with no reported casualties or damages. Authorities and citizens alike breathed a sigh of relief as the morning light revealed a city still standing strong amidst the geological upheaval.
The first earthquake, with its epicentre located at a latitude of 26.88 and a longitude of 75.70, sent ripples of fear across the region. The NCS promptly tweeted about the occurrence, alerting residents to the situation. In a matter of minutes, social media was abuzz with citizens sharing their experiences and offering prayers for safety.
As the city of Jaipur began to recover from the initial shock, the second quake struck with slightly less intensity, measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale. The NCS reported its epicentre at a latitude of 26.67 and a longitude of 75.70, occurring at a shallower depth of 5 kilometers. While the magnitude was lower, the proximity to the surface still caused substantial alarm among residents.
Jaipur’s night of tremors reached its climax with the third and final earthquake, registering a magnitude of 3.4. The NCS reported its epicentre at a latitude of 26.87 and a longitude of 75.69, striking at a depth of 10 kilometers. Although the intensity was moderate, the frequency of earthquakes within such a short span further fueled anxiety and uncertainty.
As news of the trilogy of earthquakes spread like wildfire, prominent figures, including former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Murari Lal Meena, took to Twitter to express their concern and solidarity with the people of Jaipur. Their tweets reassured citizens that the government was closely monitoring the situation and ready to provide assistance if needed.
Emergency response teams were promptly mobilized to assess the situation on the ground and conduct safety checks on critical infrastructure. The authorities’ quick action and preparedness played a vital role in calming the nerves of Jaipur’s residents and visitors.
The geological events also underscored the importance of earthquake preparedness and awareness in seismically active regions like Rajasthan. The NCS emphasized the significance of earthquake-resistant construction and public education campaigns to equip citizens with knowledge about safety protocols during such occurrences.