(Reuters) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered 30 miles north-northwest of Bologna in northern Italy at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.

(Writing by Doina Chiacu)

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