The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the central region of Abruzzo, seriously damaging a large number of cultural treasures and killing dozens.
The damaged clock tower of Finale Emilia, Italy, May 20, 2012. A magnitude 6 earthquake shook northern Italy early May 20, killing at least four people. (AP Photo/Gianfilippo Oggioni, Lapresse)
A man looks at the damage caused by a quake in Finale Emilia northern Italy, May 20. 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)
A woman and a man react right after an earthquake in Sant'Agostino, May 20. 2012. A magnitude-5.9 earthquake shook northern Italy toppling some buildings and delaying emergency services news reports said. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A volunteer ropes off the area surrounding a collapsed building in Finale Emilia, northern Italy after a quake hit northern Italy May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)