The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck in northern Italy near Bologna.

The quake was centred 35 kilometres (21.75 miles) north-northwest of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

In late January, A 5.4-magnitude quake shook northern Italy. Some office buildings in Milan were evacuated as a precaution and there were scattered reports of falling masonry and cracks in buildings.

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