Ten Dead in New Italian EarthquakeS

Yet another earthquake hit the Emilia Romagna region of Italy on Tuesday morning, killing at least ten people around Modena and burying several others in rubble. Last Sunday, a 6.0 magnitude quake killed seven and destroyed 300,000 wheels of cheese; several historic buildings in Cavezzo and other towns have since collapsed.

Elsewhere in Italy, a museum's art director is burning his collection, the Pope's butler is in jail, and people are just electing whoever the fuck as mayor. No word on how any of this will affect an unspecified blogger's hypothetical upcoming vacation to Bologna, beyond extensive Googling of permutations of the phrase "earthquake safety tips."

[BBC, image, of damage from last Sunday's quake, via AP]