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15 killed, buildings destroyed after Italian earthquake (Pics)

This is the second earthquake to hit the north of Italy this month. 15 people have been pronounced dead as a result of this morning’s quake.

FIFTEEN PEOPLE HAVE been confirmed dead after a second earthquake in a month struck Italy today.

A reported 15 people are dead and several people have been hurt in the quake, which had a magnitude of 5.8 and hit the country this morning.

It struck at approximately 8am local time at a depth of 9.6km, 40km from Bologna, with the epicentre 60km from Parma and 71 km from Verona.

A 6.0 quake hit north-central Italy in the area of Modena and Ferrara a week ago, killing seven and leaving thousands homeless.

AFP reports that the quake was felt throughout northern and central Italy, forcing the collapse of several structures already weakened by the 6.0 magnitude quake which hit on May 20.

- Additional reporting AP

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