The quake was also felt in Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
It was 4.4 degrees Richter. The epicenter was located in Balsorano in the province of L'Aquila.
The shock was clearly felt in Rome and Naples. From the indications that come from the civil protection of Abruzzo and Lazio, it does not result damage to things and people.
People in the street as well as in the epicenter area of the earthquake also on the Roman castles, from Velletri to Lariano, to Frascati where the earthquake was felt with strong intensity.
Controls are underway on the viaducts and bridges of the A24 and A25 but are not critical.
Instead, the Marsica rail links to Rome and Naples were suspended. RFI is carrying out checks on all the infrastructure.
However, as a precautionary measure, tomorrow schools will open in 9 municipalities of the Marsica area.
According to Alessandro Amato, a seismologist from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, it is "a seismic sequence different from that of central Italy, it is another fault system – he added – located further south, in the Tyrrhenian area. It remains however in the high danger range. "