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Ferrari suspends work after earthquake

ESPN Staff
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Ferrari closed its factory gates on Tuesday morning © Sutton Images
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Ferrari has suspended work at its Maranello headquarters following a second earthquake in a week in Northern Italy.

After an earthquake that measured 6.0 on the richter scale hit close to Modena last Monday - causing seven deaths and widespread damage - a second quake struck the same region on Tuesday morning. Today's quake was of 5.8 magnitude, but early reports suggest that it has caused more fatalities than last week.

Ferrari has now decided to stop work for the day despite the factory appearing to be unaffected, with the team announcing on Twitter: "Another earthquake near Modena and in Northern Italy.... Everything looks ok here at the factory.." before later confirming "After the earthquake, working activity has been suspended for today. All the workers and employees have been allowed to join their families."

Fernando Alonso added: "After the earthquake, the team has decided to stop the activities at the factory. We are all going back to home..."