An earthquake hit Northern Italy early this morning. Fatalities are reported, with many injured.

https://twitter.com/#!/EmilyWCVB/status/204180119357632512

https://twitter.com/#!/ilpalazzone/status/204094269802287104

More pictures from the scene.

https://twitter.com/#!/Arsenico13/status/204091747930877952

(Translation: With another shock like this, this tower probably would not hold.)

https://twitter.com/#!/Robyberta/status/204156324689346560

https://twitter.com/#!/Robyberta/status/204150681681145856

(Translation: are cretins, 6 dead and 50 wounded, 200 + evacuees and are evacuating hospitals and urban centers!)

Twitchy will monitor the tragic situation and will update as more news comes in.

Update: Reports from the scene; our thoughts and prayers are with Italy.

https://twitter.com/#!/DnlCsn/status/204183194877181952

(Translation: I was not sleeping, the first floor are flying down the stairs trembling, Barefoot in the dark, fear of dying is devastating.)

https://twitter.com/#!/pietro_ferro/status/204184167615967232

(Translation: A portion of the shed ‘Ceramics St. Augustine’)

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