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Earthquake Hits Northern Italy

An earthquake has struck Northern Italy. The preliminary magnitude was 5.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued. Details from the USGS:


Friday, January 27, 2012 at 14:53:06 UTC

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 03:53:06 PM at epicenter

Location: 44.517°N, 9.892°E

Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

36 km (22 miles) SW of Parma, Italy

91 km (56 miles) E of Genova, Italy

101 km (62 miles) W of Bologna, Italy

352 km (218 miles) NNW of ROME, Italy

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

Live Science Staff
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