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Breaking: Magnitude 6.0 Quake shakes Italy, 3 dead

Bologna : Italy | May 20, 2012 at 1:10 AM PDT
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Strong Earthquake Hits North Italy (5/19/2012)

Report by JENIFERLAMUG

A magnitude of 6.0 earthquake, which struck major towns in Italy early this morning caused three deaths and collapse of historical buildings as well as rural factories. Some people in the affected areas were reportedly buried under rubble but rescuers are still checking on it.

The three casualties had died on a separate collapse from factories. Some historical buildings such as the 14th century Estense Castle in the town of San Felice Sul Panaro and the town’s main church were seriously damaged, reports Reuters.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake’s epicenter at 22 miles north-west in Bologna with a shallow depth of 6.3 miles. The quake had also hit the major towns of Modena, Ferrara, Rovigo, Verona and Mantua but without any serious damages, report says.

This latest quake was reportedly the strongest after the magnitude 6.3 that hit the country in 2009.

JeniferLamug is based in Hong Kong, , China, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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