Italy: Earthquake in north causes "significant damage" to regions cultural sites

Thousands of people in northern Italy were getting ready to spend Sunday night in tents or temporary accommodations after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck several towns in northeast Italy early in the day. The quake struck around 22 miles north of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles, reports Reuters. Aftershocks in the Emilia-Romagna region continued throughout the day, bringing down buildings and injuring at least one firefighter, notes the Guardian.

The death toll remains unclear. The Associated Press says four people were killed, the Guardian, five, Reuters, six, and Italian news agency ANSA puts the death toll at seven.

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