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Italy earthquake kills 7, injures 50

Italy earthquake kills 7, injures 50
Posted at 6:12 PM, May 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-20 18:12:52-04

At least seven people were killed after an earthquake struck Northern Italy today.  
50 more were hurt.
According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude quake shook the region around  4.am. local time.
Italy’s prime minister has pledged swift help for victims.
The number of people hurt is expected to rise as crews search for survivors in rural areas.