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Ferrari closes F1 factory after quake

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Ferrari suspended activities at their Formula One factory in Maranello on Tuesday after an earthquake struck the nearby region and was felt across northern and central Italy.

A team spokesman said there had been no damage to any of the facilities but employees had been released to allow them to join their families.

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A house has it roof collapsed after an earthquake on May 29, 2012 in Cavezzo. As many as 10 people were reported killed when a strong earthquake rocked northeastern Italy on Tuesday, just days after another quake in the same region wrought death and destruction. AFP PHOTO / Pierre Teyssot

The 5.8 magnitude quake struck near Modena, killing at least 10 people. It was the second since a May 20 tremor that destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 7000 people to sleep outdoors in tents,.

Ferrari are currently preparing for next week's Canadian Grand Prix with Spaniard Fernando Alonso leading the championship after finishing third in Monaco on Sunday. - Reuters

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