Jaipur: An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Jaipur District in Rajasthan.
The quake struck at 9:43 am, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
IMD has estimated the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km, making it a shallow one and possibly explaining why the tremors may have been strong in Jaipur.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on:08-07-2018, 09:43:22 IST, Lat:27.3 N & Long: 75.9 E, Depth: 10 Km, Region:District Jaipur, Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/NnhJgZf0aT
— IMD-Earthquake (@IMD_Earthquake) July 8, 2018
The approximate location of the epicentre of the quake is about 50 km north of Jaipur city, close to the Manoharpur Toll Plaza on NH-48, the Delhi-Jaipur highway.
Local media reports say people rushed out of their houses out to the streets.