New Delhi, India, was shaken awake Wednesday night by a medium-to-large intensity earthquake. Reports vary on the magnitude of the quake, with Times of India saying it was a 6.6 magnitude, but CNN-IBN saying it was 4.2 on the Richter scale.
There were no immediate reports of damage of injuries, but strong aftershocks are likely.
[The] epicenter is very near and that's why tremors were ... very strong. Magnitude 4.2 is not a very strong intensity and is not likely to cause any damage, Shailesh Nayak, Secretary of India's Ministry of Earth Sciences stated, according to IBN.
The earthquake occurred around 11:30 p.m. local time and sent people running from their homes. The intense shaking surely rattled the citizens of Delhi, were just 13 hours early a bombing at the city courthouse killed 11 people and injured at least 70 others.
The blast occurred outside the High Court in the public area where unchecked people come, a senior police official told media. Apparently the bomb was in a briefcase but it is yet to be fully confirmed.
Pakistan-based militants Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mailed statement to various Indian media outlets.
The earthquake shook the ground for about 10 seconds and was felt as far as the Kasmir Valley and Uttrakhand.