Second major earthquake in two weeks hits Italy

15 people were reported killed and about 200 others injured after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy Tuesday, May 29. This is the second major earthquake to hit this region in Italy in the last two weeks. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake took the lives of 7 people when it struck on the same region last May 21. Eyewitness reports on Twitter claim that the town of Cavezzo in Modena province, the town closest to the epicenter of the quake, was about 70% destroyed.  A spokesperson for the Modena government says as many as 12,000 people could be displaced by the successive quakes.

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