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Earthquake rocks western Rajasthan

April 09, 2009 12:05 IST
Western parts of Rajasthan were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake early on Thursday morning, according to a meteorological department official.

The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was around 50 km away from Jaisalmer city towards Pakistan, he said.

The earthquake was experienced in Jaisalmer, Barmer and other nearby areas at 0717 hrs for 15-20 seconds causing cracks in walls of buildings.

According to the police, three persons, including a woman, were injured in separate incident in Jaisalmer following tremors.

Their condition was stated to be out of danger, they said, adding no casualty has been reported.

According to MET reports, depth of the earthquake was 33 km in rotation of 27.1 degree north and 70.7 degree east.

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