At least 15 people were killed and some 200 injured in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in northern Italy on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported. The earthquake came nine days after a 6.0-magnitude quake in the same region killed seven people. Italian civil protection authorities confirmed at least 10 people had died and predicted the number would rise as rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble. Several people are missing, ANSA reported. Tuesday’s quake was followed by dozens of aftershocks. Italy’s Institute of Geology said the aftershocks measured 5.3 and 5.1 magnitude. The US Geological Survey recorded one aftershock of 5.6 magnitude just before 1 pm local time. Tuesday’s earthquake was centered in the province of Modena, near Bologna. The towns of Mirandola and Cavezzo were closest to the epicenter, civil protection authorities said. Second quake leaves Italians in shock MAP: ITALY EARTHQUAKEMAP: ITALY EARTHQUAKE Quake witness wants to leave Bologna Eyewitnesses reported on Twitter that Cavezzo was about 70% destroyed. Pictures purportedly from the town, as well as a video stream from Italian newspaper Corriere de la Serra, show a number of damaged buildings and some structures destroyed. The top of one church steeple was missing, and police tape was strung across several areas. “People are very scared. It’s been shaking nonstop for the past week,” said journalist Andrea Vogt, who was near the epicenter. “We don’t know how many are still trapped,” she told …
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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Kills at Least 9 in Northern Italy Italy was struck by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in the northern region of Emilia Romagna, the second this month, that may have killed at least nine people. San Felice del Panaro The temblor, which came after one of a similar magnitude killed seven people on May 20, hit the province of Modena at 9 am local time, the Civil Protection Agency said on its website. The quake was felt throughout northern Italy, including the financial capital Milan, where some buildings and schools were evacuated, and the lagoon city of Venice. Some train lines in the impacted areas were suspended to check the stability of the infrastructure, while other trains are travelling at lower speeds, Ferrovie Dello Stato SpA said in a statement. The Italian government “will do everything necessary to respond” to the emergency,” Prime Minister Mario Monti said in remarks broadcast by SkyTG24. “Emilia Romagna won’t be left alone,” said Vasco Errani, head of the regional government, who was meeting with Monti in Rome when today’s earthquake struck. Two of today’s victims were in San Felice sul Panaro, where three towers of the town’s 15th-century castle collapsed in the May 20 quake, Ansa reported. Two factories in the towns of Mirandola and Medolla were reduced to rubble, and rescuers are digging in the area, Ansa said.