On the island of Ischia, located near the Western coast of Italy, on Monday evening, August 21, an earthquake occurred.
According to the U.S. Geological survey, the magnitude of the earthquake, recorded at 20:58 local time, was 4.3. Its epicenter was located 5 km North-West from Monte di Procida, the focus lies at a depth of 10.4 km.
The national Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy refers to the magnitude 3,6.
According to news Agency Reuters, the earthquake killed a woman, at least 20 people were injured.
Recall that on 30 October 2016 in Italy occurred the strongest earthquake in the country over the last 35 years – a magnitude 6.5. Within days after the first earthquake was recorded by more than 200 secondary aftershocks of magnitude 5. But, by a happy coincidence, no one was killed.
August 24, 2016, a series of earthquakes of magnitude up to 6.2 in Central Italy killed some 300 people. Was partially destroyed Accumuli municipality, the village of Pescara del Tronto, the municipality of Arquata del Tronto, the municipality Maltignano and Amatrice.
In may 2012, the victims of the earthquake in Northern Italy were tens of people, then the magnitude does not exceed 6. In April 2009, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in Central Italy killed some 300 people, more than other affected L’aquila and the villages in the region of Abruzzo.