Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Delhi earthquake shakes city for a second time after deadly bomb blast


Relatives wait for confirmation on status of their kin injured in bomb blast at the RML hospital in New Delhi, India. (Gurinder Osan/AP)
An earthquake struck New Delhi Wednesday, shaking the city just hours after a deadly bomb exploded outside the high court.

It was a minor quake for the earthquake-prone city, coming in at 4.3 magnitude, but for the already-nervous populace, it rattled already frayed nerves.

A bomb blast struck the capital’s high court complex in the morning, killing 11 people and injuring at least 76. The violence was claimed by a terrorist organization seeking an immediate end to the prison sentence of Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri convicted for his role in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament.

At first, people reported on Twitter that the shake made them think a second round of violence had started. However, after the first shock wore off, people quickly turned to humor to downplay the scare.


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