ROME (Sputnik) — The Italian cabinet, following a proposal by Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, declared Tuesday a state of emergency in several parts of the island of Ischia, which was recently hit by an earthquake.
The state of emergency has been introduced in the resort towns of Casamicciola Terme, Forio and Lacco Ameno located in the northwestern part of the island.
The government has also allocated seven million euros ($8.42 million) to help local authorities cope with the consequences of the natural disaster.
The earthquake occurred on Monday evening. Italy’s national volcanology institute initially reported an approximate magnitude of 3.6, but experts corrected the estimates but after midnight, saying that it was a magnitude 4.0 earthquake. At least two people were killed and 39 injured by the earthquake.