The death toll in northern Italy's latest earthquake, which struck 25 miles from Bologna, has climbed higher than that of a 6.0-magnitude quake that hit the same region just nine days earlier.
Officials say at least 10 people died in the 5.8-magnitude temblor which struck just after 9:00 a.m. local time Tuesday. There are also reports a tower in San Felice collapsed.
As a precaution, tall buildings and schools were evacuated as far away.
When the quake hit Tuesday, emergency officials were meeting in Rome to discuss the impact of the previous earthquake, which left at least 7,000 people homeless.
Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is offering assurances that he would do everything possible to see that region got the aid it needed.
"I want to assure everyone that the state will do all that it must do, all that is possible to do, as fast as it can to guarantee the return to normality in a region so special, so important, so productive for Italy," Monti told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.