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20/05/2012 Earthquake strikes northern Italy

The first earthquake, registering magnitude 6.1, struck in the Emilia-Romagna region, about 36 kilometres north of the city of Bologna. The epicentre was between Finale Emilia, Bondeno and Sermide. Two aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 occurred, one approximately an hour after the main event and another approximately eleven hours after the main event.