A 4.4 earthquake was registered in southern Sicily late Tuesday evening.
The epicenter was in the sea in front of the Ragusano coast, in Marina di Acate, at a depth of 30 kilometres, but whose energy has spread to Palermo, crossing almost the whole island.
The earthquake, which initially was reported of a strength of 5.0, was felt close to Ragusa and was registered by the Italian seismic institute and the Maltese Seismic research center.
The earthquake was also felt in Malta.
People in Sicily took to the streets in many municipalities in the south-east of Sicily, and some of them out of fear will spend the night in the car. The first checks carried out by the Department of Civil Protection did not show significant damage or injuries.
Main Photo: View of damage to a house after an earthquake in Gela, Sicily island, southern Italy, 22 December 2020. EPA-EFE/ANSA