Earthquake in Italy; residents fear Vesuvius eruption

Italy was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 in Molise, an area well known for holidays in the Italian coast. This earthquake led to fear among most residents in Mount Vesuvius in Naples, where the shock was felt.

The earthquake’s epicentre was in the Italian East coast, in Montecilfone. The earthquake was felt in villages close to Rieti and Alto Velino, which are still recuperating from 2016’s strong earthquake.

Francesca Bianco, director of the Vesuvius Observatory, told international media that she has been receiving telephone calls from residents concerned about the case.