An earthquake has rocked northern Italy once again, this time centered approximately 40 kilometers north of Bologna. Early reports indicate at least ten people have been killed in the shock and ensuing aftermath.

Reports from Italy also indicate that several automotive assembly plants and related facilities have temporarily ceased operations – more so that their employees can be with their families than due to actual damage to the facilities themselves.

Both Ferrari and its star driver Fernando Alonso tweeted in the aftermath of the event that the headquarters in Maranello was closing so that staff members could go home. Motorcycle manufacturer Ducati reportedly did the same at its headquarters located in Borgo Panigale, closer to Bologna. As did Lamborghini, whose factory in Sant'Agata is on the outskirts of Bologna, although no damage was yet reported to the location. However, the Maserati factory in nearby Modena was reportedly damaged, although to what extent remains unclear. Production is expected to resume again tomorrow.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Unfortunately there are far more important things that have been damaged by the earthquake other than cars.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Andrew TheBoss
      • 3 Years Ago
      I felt the earthquake also this morning... is a disaster here. hundred houses are collapsed and a mortal wound has been made to our historical heritage. Hope this devastating earthquake doesn't reach Venezia or Ravenna. Mamma mia...:(
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing, to do. Shut down Operations and all go home for days even. Something I'd never see America do cause they MUST squeeze very penny they can no matter the circumstance.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel sad about this news.. I wonder why the news about this earthquake was not relayed in newspapers..
        • 3 Years Ago
        I just pray to the Lord that the people trapped under the rabbles may be rescued alive, and guide the devastated people to get back on its feet again..