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Baby pulled alive from rubble after deadly earthquake on resort island in Southern Italy



An earthquake rocked the Italian resort island of Ischia Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others.

Police said all but one of those known to be trapped were responding to rescuers and are expected to make it out alive. Giovanni Salerno of the financial police said the death toll could rise.

Italy's national volcanology institute said the quake hit a few minutes before 9 p.m., when many people were having dinner. Casamicciola, on the northern part of the island, was the hardest-hit area.

There was a large discrepancy in the magnitude reported. Italy's national vulcanology agency initially reported the magnitude at 3.6, but later revised that to a 4.0 with a depth of 3 miles. The U.S. Geological Survey and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, however, gave it a 4.3 magnitude, with a depth of 6 miles.

A doctor at a local hospital told Sky TG24 that approximately 26 people are being treated for minor injuries as a result of the earthquake. One person was killed by falling masonry, Salerno said.

In 1883, Casamicciola was the epicenter of an earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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