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Up To 15 Killed By Northern Italy Quake


Northern Italy was still reeling from an earthquake in Finale Emilia on May 20 that killed seven people and left thousands homeless.
Up to 15 people have been killed by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Italy, just nine days after a quake of similar magnitude in the same region.

The Civil Protection Agency also said that "another four or five people" were missing.

All deaths were reported in the Emilia region, in the Modena area.

The May 29 quake -- felt throughout northern and central Italy -- caused the collapse of buildings that had been damaged by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake last week in the same region.

Seven people were killed and about 7,000 people were forced from their homes after the May 20 quake.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, dpa, and Reuters