A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook northern Italy on Tuesday and authorities were investigating reports of possible victims.
The United States Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 9:00 a.m. local time, was centered 25 miles northwest of Bologna.
It hit the same region where a stronger temblor earlier this month killed seven people and caused some buildings to collapse.
The mayor of San Felice told Sky News 24 that there were fatalities in his town. Mayor Alberto Silvestri provided no details, saying he was heading from the industrial zone to the center for further information.
Television footage on Sky News 24 showed evacuees from the previous quake peering out of shaking tents in disbelief.
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