Earthquake Kills 15 In Italy

On Tuesday May 29, 2012, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy with its epicenter not far from the city of Modena.

The earthquake was felt across northern and central Italy, including in the city of Milan.

At least 15 people died in the disaster.

Some historic buildings were damaged in the earthquake.

Reuters reported that,”The town has been largely damaged. There are people under the rubble, we don’t know how many,” a police officer from Cavezzo told Reuters.

On May 20, 2012 an earthquake with its epicenter also not far from the city of Modena killed 7 people.

Also on Tuesday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was also felt through western Bulgaria, with its epicenter near Pernik but no casualties or serious damage was reported.

People walk past a collapsed building, after an earthquake, in Cavezzo near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti
Rescue workers patrol a damaged building, after an earthquake, in Medolla near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti
People walk past a collapsed building, after an earthquake, in Cavezzo near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Giorgio Benvenuti
Rescue workers gather in front of a damaged building after an earthquake in Medolla near Modena May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo