Earthquake measuring 5.8 points caused the death of eight people, reports RIA "Novosti".
As a result of strong aftershocks in Mirandola was the collapse of one of the large industrial buildings. According to preliminary data, may be under the rubble four workers. Rescuers are now trying to find ways to reach people.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 9.6 kilometers and a distance of approximately 40 kilometers north-west of the city of Bologna.
The first tremors, seismologists have recorded about 09.00 local time. The media in Rome reported that tremors were felt strongly in northern Italy, in Milan and in the central region of Tuscany. Hundreds of frightened people ran into the street in fear that their houses could collapse, rescuers evacuated a number of institutions have also been partially suspended rail service between cities and provinces.
Alberto Silvestri, the mayor of the village of San Felice sul Panaro, provided confirmation of the details of the death of eight people.
Civil Protection of Italy was recorded in the collapse of many historic buildings in the province of Ferrara, Modena some damage to the church, and in the town of San Felice completely collapsed and the church were serious damage to the municipality. In Finale Emilia from the local hospital, all patients were evacuated as a precaution.