According to The Sun UK, the quake – measuring 4.0 magnitude – hit off the coast of Naples officials said, causing several buildings to collapse with reports of two children still stuck in the debris.
One woman was killed in Casamicciola, in the north of the small tourist island, after being hit by debris from a church, with the body of another spotted in the rubble of a collapsed house, local media reported.
Emergency services are searching through the debris left behind after the quake
Police said most of the trapped were responding to rescuers and are expected to be rescued safely, including the children.
The two youngsters, aged four and seven, are trapped under a bed but are in touch with rescue workers by phone after their pregnant mum raised the alarm.
The island's hospital was also evacuated amid the carnage.
Roberto Allocca, a doctor from a local hospital, told Sky TG24 television that at least 20 people had been treated for minor injuries.
Most of the hospital had been evacuated and the injured were treated outside.
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