The tourists leave the island of Ischia, where an earthquake occurred

The tourists leave the island of Ischia, where an earthquake occurred

ROME, August 22 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. Many tourists vacationing on Ischia, where on Monday evening was an earthquake, hastily trying to leave this Italian island in the Tyrrhenian sea.

An earthquake on Ischia occurred at 20.58 (21.58 GMT) on Monday. Initially, the national Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy (Ingv) reported a 3.6 magnitude earthquake, but after midnight, experts have adjusted their assessment and reported that the magnitude was 4.0. The epicenter was located in the vicinity of the Western coast of Ischia in the sea at a depth of about 10 km. According to seismologists, the first underground shock was followed by a 14 weaker aftershock. The destruction recorded in the two resort towns of Casamicciola Terme and Lacco Ameno on the Northern coast of the island.

According to latest reports, the earthquake killed two women, 26 people were injured, two of them are in very serious condition. In addition, there is evidence of the death of another person.

?? Two dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy holiday island #Ischia ? Gaetano Di MEGLIO #AFP

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According to the decision of the organising Committee of the national service of Civil defense that night began the movement of ferries between Ischia and several ports of Italy. At 02.30 (03.30 GMT) from the port of Ischia moved the first ferry to Pozzuoli. According to eyewitnesses, at the time of opening ticket offices at the port, where a long line of cars, was marked by moments of tension.