Office of the Director of the department of Seismology INGV, Antonio Piersanti.
6 april 2009. A strong earthquake struck L'Aquila and the villages around. This report describes the earthquake from the viewpoint of those who study earthquakes and their effects on the population. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) has been monitoring and continues to monitor the territory of L'Aquila, through the operations room to monitor seismic and geological observation of the territory of L'Aquila.