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Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Maserati shut down operations after deadly earthquake

Tuesday morning around 9am local time (3am Eastern Standard Time), a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Italy near Bologna, causing massive damage, 350 injured and at least 16 deaths – also causing Italian automakers Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and motorcycle builder Ducati to shut down their operations.

Shortly following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Emilia Romagna region north of Bologna Italy this morning, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati all sent their workers home so that they could check on the wellbeing of their families and their property. This included the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello Italy, the Lamborghini base in Sant'Agata and the Ducati headquarters in Borgo Panigale. These three facilities were seemingly unaffected by the earthquake and did not sustain any significant damage but with at least 16 deaths and over 350 injuries along with reports of people buried in the damaged buildings, the Italian companies have given their workers the day off to take care of their own affairs. Business as usual is expected to resume with these three firms tomorrow.

Maserati also sent home workers from their plant in Modena Italy but not only did that company make the call to send everyone home to be with their families, but that facility reportedly has sustained some damage during the Italian earthquake. These reports have not detailed just how much damage was done or whether the plant will be able to get right back to building premium luxury cars right away or if there will need to be some repairs to get the plant back up to proper working order.


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