At least 207 people are killed and 1,500 injured during a 6.3-magnitude earthquake near L'Aquila, Italy.
Four earthquakes of magnitude 5.1 or higher strike near Amatrice, Italy, forcing evacuation of some schools and the Rome Metro. No deaths are reported from the quakes.
Seven Italian officials are investigated for manslaughter relating to the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.
Sandro Bondi, Italy's minister of culture, calls for a boycott of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival after a documentary on the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake was included in the programme.
Vigils and a musical requiem are among a series of events held in L'Aquila to mark the first anniversary of one of Europe's largest post-war natural disasters.
The 35th G8 Summit begins in L'Aquila, Italy.