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New 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy in Emilia region


A new earthquake has shaken northern Italy, centred on the Emilia region, where a quake on May 20 killed seven people and damaged many buildings.

Tuesday’s tremor was estimated at 5.8 and was felt in Milan and Bologna, where office workers were evacuated.

The quake struck 40 km north of Bologna and 60 km east of Parma, at a depth of 9.6 km (six miles), Reuters reports.

The tremor happened at 09:03 local time. There are no reports of major damage or injuries.

A new earthquake has shaken northern Italy, centred on the Emilia region, where a quake on May 20 killed seven people and damaged many buildings

A new earthquake has shaken northern Italy, centred on the Emilia region, where a quake on May 20 killed seven people and damaged many buildings

But some buildings collapsed in areas hit by the larger May 20 quake, which was magnitude 6.0, the Associated Press said.

That quake destroyed many centuries-old buildings of cultural value. It was the worst to hit Italy since the L’Aquila tremor that killed nearly 300 people in 2009.

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