M4.3 earthquake kills two and injures 20 on Ischia island, Italy

Our thoughts go out to the victims of the M4.3 earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Two people have died and twenty have been injured due to collapsing buildings on the island of Ischia in Italy.

The earthquake hit near the city of Naples, Italy on August 21, 2017 at a depth of 2km.

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Earthquake strikes Ischia, Italy on August 21, 2017
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Houses and cars were demolished during the earthquake off Ischia. Instagram

The tremor also caused a blackout on the holiday island off the coast of Naples.

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At least 2 dead and 20 injured ater M4.3 earthquake hits ischia in Italy.
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People died under their collpased houses in Ischia

On the EMSC website, people reported loud rumble, shaking during 8 seconds and people evacuating on the streets.

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A small quake can devastate lifes as shown in Ischia, Italy on August 21 2017.
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Is the total solar eclipse responsible for the deadly Ischia earthquake on August 21 2017?

This shows that even small earthquakes can kill people if the buildings are old and weakened.

On August 21, 2017, the Popocatepetl volcano also erupted strongly during the total solar eclipse.

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