- Title: Amateur video shows collapsed buildings after Ischia quake
- Date: 22nd August 2017
- Summary: ISCHIA, ITALY (AUGUST 21, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) PEOPLE WALKING AMONG RUBBLE OF COLLAPSED BUILDING RUBBLE AND DUST OVER CAR / DUST FLYING IN THE AIR / MORE RUBBLE AND PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET EMERGENCY VEHICLES DRIVING DOWN STREET PAST RUBBLE
- Embargoed: 5th September 2017 02:00
- Keywords: earthquake building collapse missing people holiday island blackout
- Location: ISCHIA, ITALY
- City: ISCHIA, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA0016V8LWLJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Amateur video shot shortly after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia on Monday (August 21) showed people stepping over rubble and emergency vehicles driving past debris.
The quake killed at least one person and injured some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said.
Residents and tourists on the island ran out on to the streets from homes and hotels.
Television images showed that about six buildings in the town of Casamicciola as well as a church collapsed in the quake, which hit at 8:57 p.m. (1857 GMT).
Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European quake agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude at 4.3.
Local Civil Protection Department official Giovanni Vittozzi said one woman was killed when she was hit by falling masonry from a church and that officials were checking reports of another victim.
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