Sunday, May 20, 2012

Italy: Strong Quakes and Aftershocks

A strong earthquake rocked a large swathe of northern Italy early on Sunday morning, causing at least three deaths and collapsing rural factories and ancient bell towers in towns.

The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 4:04 a.m. (0204 GMT) and had a magnitude of 5.9, was in the plains near Modena. But it was felt in nearby regions. 

 There are reports of many buidings collapsing. 

Story:  Reuters

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