2012 Italy earthquake causes buildings to collapse
Earthquake in Italy: 17 dead, Bolognia, May 2012
2 major earthquakes struck Northern Italy, causing 27 deaths and widespread damage. In Italy, they became known as the 2012 Emilia earthquakes. The first earthquake, registering magnitude 6.1, struck in the Emilia-Romagna region. Seven people were killed. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area nine days later.