Earthquake in Jaipur: On Friday, an earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, causing panic among the residents.
The seismic activity was felt in certain areas of the city, prompting people to rush out of their homes. Terrified by the series of tremors, the scared residents sought solace by reciting Hanuman Chalisa outside their homes, believing that "Hanuman Ji will definitely keep us safe from such troubles."
According to the National Center of Seismology's website, the earthquake occurred at 4:10 AM local time.
Within an hour, the region experienced three seismic jolts, with the first one at 4:10 AM, followed by the second at 4:23 AM, and the third at 4:25 AM.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of casualties or property damage so far.
The reason behind the occurrence of earthquakes lies in the Earth's structure, primarily comprising four layers: the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. The lithosphere, consisting of the crust and upper mantle, is divided into several large plates known as tectonic plates.
These plates move constantly and sometimes collide with each other, resulting in the release of energy, which causes seismic activity.
While some earthquakes are barely noticeable, others can be highly intense and even lead to significant ground rupture.