Italy Hit by Second, 5.8-Magnitude Earthquake
A second earthquake shook Northern Italy this morning, killing at least 10 more people and taking down buildings previously damaged from the first quake. Many people were injured, including two cheesemakers who were hit by falling wheels of Grana Padano:
The earthquake, which was felt as far away as Austria, was centred 25 miles (40km) north-west of Bologna, near Mirandola, close to where a 6-magnitude quake struck in the early hours of 20 May, killing seven.
The latest quake struck at 9am when many more local factories were open – a likely reason for the higher death toll.